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NEWS-SUN Highlands Countys Hometown Newspaper Since 192775 Test yourself on notable black womenLIVING, B1DOUBLE PLAY Avon Park and Sebring boys ght way to district titles, but girls teams all ousted from state playoffsSPORTS, A11 Sunday, February 9, 2014 VOL. 95 NO 17 Partly sunny and pleasant. High 74 Low 51 Details on A14Arts & Entertainment B3 Books ....................... B9 Classied ............... B11 Dear Abby .................. B2 Editorial .................. A4 Lottery...................... A2 Obituaries ............... A9 Religion .................... B6 Sudoku Puzzle........... B2 newssun thenewssun BY PHIL ATTINGERStaff WriterSEBRING The Greater Sebring Chamber of Commerce has hired Elizabeth Liz Barber as its new Chief Executive Ofcer. Barber, a Sebring native, has served as secre tary of the chambers board of directors. She is leaving a six-year position as learning site coordinator for Hodges University at the South Florida State College University Center. Barber said she has always had an interest in supporting local business. Family members own Exit Realty and Boom Booms Guns and Ammo, and the cham ber has been a part of her life, all her life, she said. When I was about 8 years old, I volunteered at the chamber, Barber said. I suppose Ive got a long-standing relationship with them. In the coming years, Barber said she would like to help chamber members utilize all of the ben ets of membership including free use of the conference room at the chamber ofces, emails Barber hired to lead Sebring Chamber BARBER BY BARRY FOSTERNews-Sun CorrespondentSEBRING After more than a week behind bars after her arrest for refusing orders to not feed black bears, Mary Musselman is back at her Kenilworth Boulevard home. At a Friday morning hearing, Circuit Court Judge Anthony Rittenour ruled that she could be released on $12,000 bond after extracting promises that she would abide by his mandates. Mrs. Musselman, if I enter a court order, are you going to follow it now? Rittenour asked. You under stand we had problems with that in the past. If I say you have to have a mental health evaluation. If I say you cant have anything out there to feed the bears, are you going to do that? The 81-year-old Sebring woman told Rittenour, I certainly will. Even before Fridays hearing, Rittenour had been working on conditions of a pre-trial release agreement for the former Sebring High School teacher who apparently had repeatedly ignored Musselman released on bond81-year-old was jailed on Jan. 29 for feeding bears MUSSELMAN BY BARRY FOSTERNews-Sun correspondentSEBRING A request for nearly $100,000 to refurbish and improve public tennis courts at the Lake Placid High School was put off by Highlands County commissioners Tuesday. However, the discussion raised a number of issues, from the amount of mon ey to be spent as to how current recreation funding sources might otherwise be utilized. As presented, the project would include a parking lot, new bathrooms and the resurfacing of the courts. Commissioners Don Elwell and Jack Richie questioned why the county was being asked to shoulder the bulk of the payout for the project. The question is, whos going to pay for it? Rich ie asked. I would like to see the school board step up to the plate a little bit more. Richie pointed to the projected $27,000 bill for a parking lot. He contended that facility could be used by the schools for other things besides those using the tennis courts. Commissioner Ron Handley went to the bot tom line. This is a pretty big number, said Handley, himself a builder. We could make some pretty good money building it at this number. Handley asked if there was a tennis association that could help to look for donations in an effort to Commission finds fault in cost of LPHS tennis court upgrade$100,000 cost a pretty big numberSEE MUSSELMAN | A10SEE BARBER | A10SEE COUNTY | A10 Katara Simmons/News-SunJames Baney of Michigan rides a vintage high wheeler bicycle circa 1890s on Saturday during the Roaring 20s Arts & Crafts Festival in downtown Sebring. The one-day, well attended event featured more than 100 craft, food and art vendors.Rolling through the Roaring 20sBOOTLEGGERS BALL PICTURES | A5 Courtesy Photo by Mountain Top ProductionsGabby Sarmiento, a Walker Academy student, earned the title of Junior Miss Highlands County 2014 on Friday night at the Highlands County Fair in Sebring. First runner up was Ashleigh Slager; second runner up was Nicole Cunningham; third runner up was Kami LeeAnn McGrath; and fourth runner up went to Cammie Lester.SARMIENTO NAMED JR. MISS Little Theatre selling seats to fund upgradeA8 M C Y K


A2 | NEWS-SUN | Sunday, February 9, 2014 http// The News-Sun (USPS ISSN 0163-3988) is published every Sunday, Wednesday & Friday. Periodical postage paid at Sebring, FL and additional entry ofce(s). All material contained herein is the property of the News-Sun, which is an afliate of Halifax Media Group. Reproduction in whole or in part is forbidden without the written permission of the publisher. All material submitted for publication becomes the property of the newspaper and may be edited for clarity and space, as well as reprinted, published and used in all media. Postmaster: Send address change to: News-Sun, 2227 U.S. 27 S., Sebring, FL 33870.COMMITMENT TO ACCURACYThe News-Sun promptly corrects errors of fact appearing in its news stories. If you believe we have made an error, call the newsroom at (863) 385-6155, ext. 516. If you have a question or comment about coverage, write to Scott Dressel, editor, 2227 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, FL 33870; email; or call (863) 385-6155.OFFICE Location: 2227 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, FL 33870 Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday Phone: (863) 385-6155 Main Fax: (863) 385-1954 Newsroom Fax: (863) 3852453SUBSCRIPTION RATESHome 12 mos. Tax Total $72.22 $5.06 $77.28 In Florida mail 12 mos. Tax Total $107.24 $7.51 $114.75 Out of Florida mail 12 mos. Tax Total $122.41 $8.57 $130.98 Your newspaper is delivered by an independent contractor. If you do not receive your home delivered newspaper by 6 a.m. on any publication date, please phone the circulation department before 10 a.m. on Wednesday and Friday, and before 11 a.m. Sunday. A replacement copy will be delivered to you. Subscribers who notify us after said times will be issued an account credit. Deadlines for subscription changes are noon Tuesday for the Wednesday edition, noon Thursday for the Friday edition and noon Friday for the Sunday edition. Changes received after the times stated will be processed on the following publication date.OBITUARIES AND ANNOUNCEMENTSEmail all obituaries and death notices to Email all other announcements to editor@newssun.comPLACE A CLASSIFIED ADFrom 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. M-F (863) 386-6155, ext. 505 or (863) 314-9876RETAIL ADVERTISINGMitch Collins 386-5626 Vickie Watson 386-5631 Terri Lee 386-5628 terri.lee@newssun.comLEGAL ADVERTISINGJanet Emerson 385-6155, ext. 596 legals@newssun.comNEWSROOM Call 385-6155 Scott Dressel, Editor, ext. 516 or Phil Attinger, Staff Writer, ext. 541 or phil.attinger@newssun. com Samantha Gholar, Staff Writer, ext. 526 or samantha.gholar@ Dan Hoehne, Sports Editor, ext. 528 or daniel.hoehne@newssun. com Katara Simmons, Photographer, ext. 538 or katara.simmons@ ROMONA WASHINGTON Publisher and Executive Editor 385-6155, ext. 515 NEWS-SUN Highlands Countys Hometown Newspaper Since 1927LOTTERY CASH 3 Friday, Feb. 7 Day: 1-0-7 Night: 6-0-4 Thursday, Feb. 6 Day: 4-4-1 Night: 9-1-0PLAY 4 Friday, Feb. 7 Day: 8-9-4-1 Night: 8-5-6-5 Thursday, Feb. 6 Day: 5-6-2-0 Night: 3-1-4-2FANTASY 5 Friday, Feb. 7 8-11-12-20-32 Thursday, Feb. 6 2-19-26-28-29MEGA MONEY Friday, Feb. 7 1-10-34-42 PB-12 Feb. 11 Jackpot: $800,000MEGA MILLIONS Friday, Feb. 7 11-21-23-35-64 PB-10 X-3 Feb. 11 Jackpot: $122 millionLOTTO Wednesday, Feb. 5 6-15-36-42-46-47 X-2 Saturdays Jackpot: $7 millionPOWERBALL Wednesday, Feb. 5 8-17-32-57-59 PB-24 X-3 Todays Jackpot: $247 millionLegion Auxiliary plans fashion showAVON PARK American Legion Auxiliary Post 69 will hold its Annual Fashion Show and Luncheon at noon Wednesday at Post 69, 1301 W. Bell St. Cost will be $15.Bremen, Ind. Reunion is MondaySEBRING A reunion is planned for 11 a.m. Monday for residents from Bremen, Ind. The reunion will be at Homers Restaurant. Any questions, call Pat Farrer at 452-6548. Chairman Nancy Galida announced tickets may be purchased at the American Legion Post or by calling 385-8913. Fashions this year will be presented by Bon Worth and Dress Barn of Sebring.Parkinsons Support Group meetsSEBRING Highlands County Parkinsons Support Group will meet at 10 a.m. Monday at First Baptist Church of Sebring at corner of Pine and Lemon Streets. Speaker will be Roy Wilkes, elder lawyer. Call 453-6589.SHS Project Graduation plans drawingSEBRING Sebring High School Project Graduation 2014 and All Star Gun & Pawn will present a drawing for a Mossberg 935 magnum 12 gauge, along with a box of ammo, as a fundraiser for this years Project Graduation. The winner must be eligible by lawn to win/receive. The gun and its accessories will be on display until the drawing at All Star Gun & Pawn, 2520 U.S. 27 North. The drawing will take place Saturday, Feb. 15 at the Strawberry Shack at the fairgrounds. Tickets are $20 each, or buy ve and get one free. Tickets can be purchased at All Star Gun and Pawn or from one of the SHS Project Graduation 2014 parents.Two featured in Sebring Village eventSEBRING There will be a double feature show presented at Sebring Village at 7:30 p.m. Monday. Tim Wilkins offers comedy that is different, original, funny and unusual. He prides himself on keeping his comedy clean and hilarious for every age. Ken Shepski presents a variety vocal show. With more than 25 years of performance spanning the globe from Broadway to Europe, to the South Pacic, the United States and Canada, audiences have enjoyed this unequaled entertainer in concert. Tickets are $10 per per son. Call 386-0045 or 273-0875 to order.MARSP meets TuesdaySEBRING The Michigan Association of Retired School Personnel (MARSP) will meet at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the conference room at the Avon Park Library on Museum Street. The speaker will be Larry Smith, known as the Bee Man in the area. Any retired school per sonnel from Michigan are invited to attend. Members try to keep up to date on any additions or changes in the retirement benets. Call 655-6825. SNAPSHOTS LOCAL NEWS More Snapshots, A9 Special to the News-SunSEBRING A prolic author who hails from England and a local freelance journalist share the podium at Scribes Night Out (SNO) at 6 p.m. today at Brewsters Coffee House. The Englishman is Jack Ever ett, wholl be reading some selections from his about-to-be released 17th novel. This latest book is part of his Inspector White series. As moderator for the evening, Everett will be introducing writers who sign up to take part in the open mike portion of Sundays event. Everett will also introduce the evenings Featured Reader, Lar ry Levey. Hes been a journalist since the early 1980s, both in Michigan and here in Florida, where he has written dozens of feature stories and has coor dinated several special publications for the News-Sun. Levey will be reading highlights from some of his more than 1,400 published articles. SNO is a get-together for published and unpublished writers who gather the second and fourth Sundays of the month at 6 p.m. at Brewsters, just south of Home Depot. Those whod just like to listen are also invited. Admission is free and is open to those 18 and older. Refreshments will also be on sale. The evening is designed to entertain those in attendance. Writers will not be judged nor is this a how-to-write session. Its an opportunity to meet other writers. Call Art Lefkowitz, SNO facilitator, at 385-1554.Everett, Levey on tap at Scribes Night Out Phil Attinger/News-SunCarl Cool (right) of Cool and Cobb Engineering Inc. shows streetscaping plans Theresa Whiteside of the Avon Park Southside Community Redevelopment Agency Advisory Board. The CRA is applying for a $750,000 Community Development Block Grant to improve sidewalks, lighting and drainage to the Southside neighborhoods and business district. Another meeting on the project will be at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at city council chambers, 123 E. Pine St.SOUTHSIDE CRA TO DISCUSS STREETSCAPING WEDNESDAY Special to the News-SunLAKE PLACID Tuesday will be an open Team Party for Lake Placids Relay For Life. This is the American Cancer Societys fundraising program, and more teams are needed. The meeting will be at 5:30 p.m. at the Memorial United Methodist Church fellowship hall (Rob Reynolds Hall), 500 Kent St. (on the hill behind the Tower). A Relay For Life event is day of fun for everyone in the community. There will be games, food, entertainment, activities, a great DJ, and lots of opportunities to help raise funds to ght cancer or to help those dealing with cancer. All members of the community who are survivors or caregivers are asked to register for the survivor reception, which will honor them in several meaningful ways. The chairper son of this committee is Nancy Sanders. She can be reached at (863) 6591345. This years event in Lake Placid will begin at 6 p.m. Friday, April 4 at the high school football eld on Dal Hall Boulevard. Contact Chelsea Levine (event chair person) at 243-0214 or by email at clevine@ or Cher yl Henderson by email at Cheryl.Henderson@ lykesranch.comLP Relay for Life offers plenty of opportunities M C Y K

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A4 | NEWS-SUN | Sunday, February 9, 2014 NEWS-SUN Highlands Countys Hometown Newspaper Since 1927Romona Washington Publisher Scott Dressel Editor VIEWPOINTS The anonymous congressional staff mem bers who write the nations laws generally work hard for fairly modest wages. Increas ingly, though, they do so because there is a promise of K-Street riches at the end of their toil. A new study by the Sunlight Foundation found that the number of active lobbyists with prior government experience has near ly quadrupled since 1998, rising to 1,846 in 2012. Those revolving-door lobbyists, mostly from Capitol Hill, accounted for nearly all of the huge growth in lobbying revenue during that period, which increased to $1.32 billion from $703 million in 1998. A New York Times article on Sunday showed that many of those former staff members are violating the intent of a 2007 law that requires a waiting period before former congressio nal employees can lobby Congress. The law imposes a one-year ban for senior staff and House members, and two years for senators, but some House staff members are deliber ately keeping their salaries low so they wont be considered senior and can lobby right away. Others use a loophole to claim that they can lobby a committee right away, because they technically worked for an individual law maker and not the committee. Some of those who are lobbying or working for corporate clients are actually former law makers. Joe Baca, a former Democratic con gressman from California, introduced a bill when he was in the House that would have reduced oversight of payday lenders, notori ous for exploiting desperate low-income peo ple. Then, after he left the House, the payday lending industry hired him to run its lobbying organization. (He is now running for re-elec tion, adding gall to his spin through the door.) Cliff Stearns, a Florida Republican who spent 20 years on the House Energy and Com merce Committee, is now working for APCO Worldwide, a large lobbying rm, where he advises clients on telecommunications and trade. Mr. Stearns should know a lot about the subject, since he was the ranking member on the telecommunications subcommittee, where he helped big corporations in that eld try to kill net neutrality, which would have al lowed phone and cable companies to under mine the open nature of the Internet and give special treatment to some services. But most of the revolvers are staff members, particularly those who worked on important committees. Jim Coon, who was Republican staff director for the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, is now senior vice president for government affairs and ad vocacy at the Aircraft Owners and Pilots As sociation. He has also worked for Boeing and the National Air Transportation Association. Many law rms and lobbying shops have no qualms about impressing their clients with the government experience of their revolv ing-door staff. Clarine Nardi Riddle, who was chief of staff to former Senator Joseph Lieber man, draws on her insiders perspective of the legislative and judicial systems to provide legal, strategic and policy advice to national and international clients on matters at the in tersection of law, business and public policy, according to the website of her current em ployer, the law rm Kasowitz, Benson, Torres & Friedman. Not coincidentally, Mr. Lieber man works there, too. The danger of this practice, as always, is that the lure of corporate-lobbying money is strong enough to orient both lawmakers and their staffs toward the values of their future employers. (And its not necessary to be a registered lobbyist to make big money in the in uence game.) This isnt a new phenomenon, but its growth shows that the current waiting period before congressional employees can lobby is far too easy to evade, and may not be long enough.An editorial from the New York Times.A worrying trend in lobbyingANOTHE R VIE W When I learned today that CVS/ Caremark was going to halt its sales of tobacco products by October, I will admit to feeling some satisfaction. CVS estimates it will lose $2 billion in sales from the decision, a drop in the bucket for the second-largest drugstore chain. They seem to think they can recoup at least part of that loss in other ways, such as a smoking cessation program they will start in the spring. We came to the decision that cigarettes and providing health care just dont go together in the same setting, said Larry J. Mer lo, chief executive of CVS in an ar ticle I read about the decision on the New York Times website. The article states that there are some municipalities that have gone ahead and banned the sale of tobacco products in stores that contain a pharmacy. San Francis co is one such place; Boston is another. CVS is the rst national chain that I know of to take this step, though a number of people hope they arent the last. Both Walgreens and Rite Aid released state ments that said in effect that they evaluate or review the products they offer to customers. Would it make a dent in tobacco sales? The article quotes Nik Modi, an investment analyst who points out that three-fourths of cigarette sales occur in convenience stores, not drugstores. In other words, it probably wont hurt the tobacco industries bottom line very much unless other chains follow suit. As I said in the beginning of this column, I am not at all unhappy about CVSs decision. I think their reasoning is sound. And I have personal reasons to dislike tobac co products. When I was young, both my parents smoked. My father eventually kicked the habit and is a non-smoker to this day. Sadly, the same cannot be said of my mother. She was an LPN and was well aware of the dangers of smoking but just couldnt give it up. When she was diagnosed with breast cancer, my siblings and I hoped this would be the thing to help her quit. She survived breast cancer but went back to the cigarettes. She later contracted lung cancer and was on oxygen 24/7. She contin ued to smoke in spite of this and other health problems until the day she died at age 70, which was far too soon for her family. Now, lest you think I am one of those people who want to take the tobacco companies to the cleaners, let me say that while she was alive my mother made us all promise that we would not sue Big Tobacco on her behalf. Her smoking was her choice, she said, and we were not to take our frus tration about it out on the suppliers of her habit. So I dont plan on going to court anytime soon. I understand that tobacco is a legal product and people in this country have the right to use it if they want. While I can draw some lines on that use (I dont want people smoking in my house, for example) I am not out to hang all smokers. But if you do smoke, please give this some thought. There are people who love and care about you and want you around for a while. Ask yourself if that ciga rette or pinch of chewing tobacco is worth the risk of shortening your life. And if it isnt, get help and quit. Smoking robbed me of my mother. So all I can say to CVS is, Youre doing the right thing. I just wish my mom was around to argue with me about it.Laura Ware is a Sebring resident. She can be contacted by e-mail at Visit her website at Guest columns are the opinion of the writer, not necessarily those of the staff of the News-Sun.Up in smokeKudos to those helping with backpacksOn Jan. 29, the rst packing of the food and drink for the Elementary Back Pack Program took place at the Heartland Food Reservoir Warehouse at 227 U.S. 27 South, Sebring. Fortytwo wonderful men and women responded to our call for help and within three hours (1-3 p.m.) they had packed 800 one-gallon bags of food and 800 one-gallon bags of milk and juice. This packaged food and drink will supply 100 elementary children for the next eight weekends, February through March. We were happy to see one of the volunteers was none other than Commissioner Greg Harris, who worked diligently while keep ing our lady volunteers laughing with his witty remarks. Our next date for packaging food will be on March 26. Today, Feb. 5, we supplied Avon, Fred Wild, Memorial and Lake Country Elementary Schools with food for the 25 students select ed by their respective schools. The packaged food was to be distributed Friday, Feb. 7. To supply one elementary student with food for 52 weekends costs $208 and if you would like to donate to this worthwhile program, make your check pay able to: Heartland Food Reservoir, and on the bottom left hand notation line, write: Elementary Back Pack Program. Please send your dona tion to: Heartland Food Reservoir, P.O. Box 7815, Sebring, FL 33872. You do not have to donate the full amount to make a difference to this worthwhile program; all amounts will be greatly appreciated. Marjorie Blanda SebringWinter Fest draws record crowdThe allure of snow in sunny Florida brought people out in crowds to Sebring International Raceway last Saturday for Big Brothers Big Sisters 9th Annual Winter Fest. The outdoor community festival had the Raceway bursting at the seams with children and adults alike basking in what will most likely be Floridas only snow day of the year. This years Winter Fest was touted as bigger and better than ever before and shattered previous attendance gures as it drew a record crowd. The high light of the day is customarily a massive pile of real snow for all to enjoy, and for the rst time this year there was the added attraction of a 12-foot snow slide. The day was packed with fun-lled family activities for kids of all ages featuring a new variation of giant inatables, carnival games, outdoor bowling lanes, video games, Toby the Clown, a rock wall and bungee jumper. The live entertainment was some of the best yet featuring local sensations Cammie Lester, Nala Price and Logan Dressel. The event was capped off with an action packed demonstration by students from Martial Arts of America, a massive display by our rst responders allowing kids to suit up like some of their favorite heroes. Big Brothers Big Sisters would like to give a Big Thank You to all the sponsors, vol unteers, and every one who took part in making Winter Fest 2014 a huge success. All of the proceeds will go towards providing one-to-one mentor ing relationships in our community to change childrens lives for the better, forever! Kiko Vazquez Sebring Big Brothers Big Sisters Resource DirectorDead of Winter a big successThe Humane Society would like to thank everyone that made the Dead of Winter event a huge success. The Sebring High School Drama students were dedicated, talented and very scary. Kaerdi McGovern leads her students with professional determination. Together they offered a haunt on a professional level. We look forward to a repeat perfor mance next year. Big thank you to all the volunteers and haunt lovers that dared walk the trail. We appreciated the great exposure from all the local media. Together we raised much needed funds for the Humane Society. Judy Spiegel Board of Directors, Humane Society of Highlands County LETTERS TO THE EDITORShoulde be 250 words or less and must contain the writers full name, address and telephone number for verica tion. We reserve the right to edit or reject letters for clarity, length, taste and libel. Submission does not guarantee publication. Only two letters per month per writer will be accepted. Send letters to:E MAI Leditor@newssun.comMAI LLetters to the Editor 2227 U.S. 27 South Sebring, FL 33870YOU R VIE WS LAURAS LOOKLaura Ware M C Y K


www.newssun.comSunday, February 9, 2014 | NEWS-SUN | A5 Phil Attinger/News-SunCasey Wohl (left) of Push Event Productions greets Rose Allison (center) of Sebring Family Dentistry and Wendy Turner of Wauchula State Bank to Friday nights Bootleggers Ball at the Sebring Civic Center.BOOTLEGGERS HAVE A BALL IN SEBRINGPhil Attinger/News-SunJoe Bueche, retired postman, cuts the oor with Kathy Doughtry of Kathys Consignment at Friday nights Bootleggers Ball at the Sebring Civic Center. Realtor Dawn Dell arrived literally dressed to kill at Friday nights Bootleggers Ball at the Sebring Civic Center. Phil Attinger/News-SunLauren Carder of The Mud Flappers sings a sultry tango while vocalist/ mandolin player George Moore belts out the melody on trumpet during Fridays inaugural Bootleggers Ball at the Sebring Civic Center to kick off the 2014 Roaring 20s Festival. Associated PressMILWAUKEE Prosecutors say it was the suspects dream theft: to simply snatch an expensive Stradivarius violin from an unsuspecting musician. Never mind that Salah Salahadyn, 41, had already tried and failed at art theft. The Milwaukee man pleaded guilty in 2000 to trying to resell a $25,000 statue to the art gallery owner from whom it had been stolen in 1995, and his ex-girlfriend told investigators that while he hadnt stolen it himself he did plot the theft. Salahadyn was sentenced to ve years in prison for that crime. Now he could face up to 15 years in prison for a separate theft, after he and another suspect were charged Friday in connection with the January heist of a 300-year-old Stradivar ius violin valued at $5 million. A condential source told police that Salahadyn talked about stealing high-end art. Salahadyn explained that his dream theft was a Stradivarius violin because of its potential value and the fact that it could be snatched from the hands of a musician as they walk down the street, the complaint quoted the source as saying.2 charged in theft of $5M violin M C Y K


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A8 | NEWS-SUN | Sunday, February 9, 2014 BY PHIL ATTINGERStaff WriterSEBRING This seat could be yours in a year, says a sign above a sample theater seat in the lobby of Highlands Little The atre. And if HLT can raise enough money by early March, all the chairs and tables in Sebrings Lakeside Playhouse will give way to cushioned, folddown seats. Donations are being taken now, and HLT has also scheduled a Giving Tea fundraising event at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22 at Unity Life Enrich ment Center, 10147 Orange Blossom Blvd., off State Road 66. Executive Director Vanessa Logsdon said HLT has raised $12,000 of its $112,000 goal. Donors giving $250 or more will receive a name plaque on a chair. Donors giving $1,000 or more will be invited to a reveal party once the seats are installed, Logsdon said. If the money is in place by the beginning of March, HLT can arrange to convert the Playhouse to a sloped-oor theatre in time for the start of the 2014-2015 season, she said. She said HLT would need to have its seat ing plan set before selling season tickets in April. If the money comes in after March, the conversion would have to wait until the 2015-2016 season. Either way, Pete Pollard, president of the board of directors, hopes the change will please regu lar patrons, bring in new ones and make the theatre more competitive. This is something (that) bounced around for many years, Pollard said. It became a serious consideration once we stopped serving meals. Row seating would in crease audience capacity from an estimated 200 to a solid 225, Pollard said. The Playhouse cant accommodate any more because of re codes, which also count each shows cast and crew for occupancy levels. The Playhouse would retain its left and right aisles, Logsdon said, with a gentle slope in the middle, cross-divided by a center aisle and an access row. The new conguration should also help the Playhouse provide ramps for wheelchairs and quicker access to emergency exits, she said. The response has been pretty positive, aside from people who miss dinner, Pollard said. Most people I talk to like the concept. Its congured like a the ater. HLT once provided dinner and a show with a salad bar and lounge. Volunteers cooked and waited tables. While the lounge remained protable over the years, the dining room did not. Logsdon said the $20 extra charged for dinner shows was eaten up by food or contract catering costs, which didnt include keeping the kitchen up to code. While dinner coupled with brand-name Broad way shows helped HLT compete against performing arts venues in Tampa or Orlando, overall ticket sales dropped during the recession, Pollard said. Other venues gained ground, such as South Florida State Colleges concert series and Champion for Childrens Circle Theatre in Sebring. HLT has been repairing and improving the the ater building for years, he said. When HLT upgraded the roof last year, a donor unnamed by Pollard encouraged the board to replace the tables with row seating. Besides, Pollard said, the audience has changed from mostly season tick et buyers who pay in advance, to patrons buying tickets the night of a performance. That makes it hard to plan. Its scary from a revenue standpoint, Pollard said. Big musicals, such as Annie Get Your Gun still sell out, Logsdon said, but other well known plays and musicals havent. One other possible change under consid eration that could help sales would be scheduling shows for three weekend runs, instead of two weekends. Pollard said that could give shows more time to sell themselves by word of mouth and would give casts a break from marathon performances of four shows each week end from Friday night and Sunday afternoon. To reserve a spot for the Giving Tea, call Logsdon at 385-2175. Donations may also be sent to Highlands Little Theatre, P.O. Box 691, Sebring, FL 33871 or given online at www.high{ For ticket sales, call the box ofce from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday-Friday at 385-2525.Take a seatHighlands Little Theatre seating drive part of overall upgrade Phil Attinger/News-SunThis seat could be yours in a year, says a sign above a sample theater seat in the lobby of Highlands Little Theatre. If HLT can raise $112,000 by early March, then all of the seating in the Lakeside Playhouse in Sebring could be theater-style seating by the start of the 2014-2015 season, replacing the tables and chairs of the former dinner theater and increasing seating capacity by almost 20 patrons. BY BARRY FOSTERNews-Sun correspondentSEBRING Its ofcial. The operation once known as the Heartland Workforce Investment Board now has a new name: CareerSource Heartland. The signs went up this past weekend and other changes are being instituted. Donna Doubleday, new president and chief executive ofcer of CareerSource Heartland, made the announcement Wednesday. Research shows that even though all of Flor idas Workforce boards and one-stop career centers offer basically the same services, the diversity of names, logos, and websites made it difcult for businesses and job seekers to locate services throughout the state, she said. In addition to the new signs, the operation has a new Internet presence at www.careersource Doubleday indicated the new master brand, as it has been referred to, will help with name recognition and marketing by eliminating confusion with the differing designations. Now, all of the regional workforce boards and one-stop career centers will become Career Source facilities, she said. CareerSource will serve as the states signature. Each of the Career Source centers will be tagged with its geographic designation. CareerSource is a notfor-prot corporation that helps pair job seekers with area job openings. A lot of people dont know were a public-private partnership. They think we are a govern ment organization, said Doubleday. Oversight is provid ed by a board comprised of lelected ofcials from Highlands, DeSoto and Hardee counties.Workforce now CareerSource HeartlandNew brand to serve as states signature DEREK KINNERAssociated PressJACKSONVILLE A Florida man on trial for murder red nine times at an SUV with four teens in it after an argument over loud music outside a convenience store, killing one of them, a veteran crime scene investigator testied Saturday. One of the bullets red into the rear door killed Jordan Davis, 17, of Mar ietta, Ga., in November 2012. Michael Dunn, 47, of Brevard County, is on trial in Jacksonville, charged with rst-degree murder, three counts of attempted rst-degree murder and one count shooting or throwing a deadly missile. Jacksonville Sheriffs Ofce Detective Andrew Kipples testimony about the location of the bullet holes also showed that the Durangos driver and his front-seat passenger barely escaped being shot. Authorities say Davis was parked in the Durango with three friends outside the store. Dunn and his ance had just left a wedding reception and were heading back home when they stopped at the store and pulled up next to the SUV. An argument began af ter Dunn told them to turn the music down, police said. One of Davis friends lowered the volume, but Davis then told him to turn it back up. According to authorities, Dunn became enraged and he and Davis began arguing. One person walking out of the convenience store said he heard Dunn say, You are not going to talk to me like that. Dunn, who had a concealed weapons permit, pulled a 9 mm handgun from the glove compartment, according to an afdavit, and red multiple shots, striking Davis in the back and groin. Investigator: 9 shots fired over loud music M C Y K


www.newssun.comSunday, February 9, 2014 | NEWS-SUN | A9 Gem and Mineral Club meets TuesdaySEBRING Highlands Gem and Mineral Club will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the rear fellowship hall of the church of Christ, 3800 Sebring Parkway. There are no dues or membership fees and all who are interested in lapidary, geology and earth science are invited to attend to learn and to share in this most satis fying hobby. Speaker for the evening will be Lee Fisher, noted educator from West Virginia, who will lecture on Highlands County archeology. There will also be some minerals, fos sils and gemstones on display and for sale or trade. The birthstone for February is the popular amethyst, the most highly valued stone in the quartz group. This stone is traditionally worn to guard against drunkenness and to instill a sober and serious mind. For more information, call 453-7054.Highlands Park Estates to learn about honey beesLAKE PLACID Highland Park Estates meeting will be today, and Steve Sparks from High lands Honey Farm will be the speaker, which will include a demonstration about honey bees. He will have an ob servation hive so that one can see inside without the worry of getting stung. There will be a honey sampling of three differ ent kinds of local honey. The meeting is at 2 p.m. at the Highlands Park Clubhouse off of Highlands Lake Drive, across from Nichele on Deerglen. The meeting is open to all; visit for some snacks and fun en tertainment. Members will be talking about the drainage problems and the new building for the clubhouse. For information, call 465-2468.Temple Israel will show Israel InsideSEBRING Temple Israel will show Israel Inside, a movie hosted by former Harvard lectur er Dr. Tal Ben-Shahar. It tells the story of how a small nation makes a big difference and explores the triumph of the human spirit. It is a lm about the people of Israel. A dairy bagel lunch will be served after the lm, which will be shown at 11 a.m. Satur day, Feb. 22. Entrance is $10. RSVP at 382-7744 no later than Friday, Feb. 14.JERRY THOMASJerry C. Thomas, 75, of Findlay, passed away on Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014 at his residence surrounded by his family. Jerry was born on March 13, 1938 in Findlay to the late Merritt and Leota (Haide) Thomas. Jerry retired from Cooper Tire after 33 years of service at the age of 54. He and his wife then moved to Lake Placid where they lived for 21 years. Jer ry coached little league football, baseball, and girls softball and enjoyed golng and shing. Jerry is survived by his wife, Virginia (Christopher) Thomas; children, Jeffrey Thomas, of Newnan, Ga., Teresa (Robert) Hess, of Tifn, Kelly (Jim) Trim ble of Houcktown, and Charissa (Bradley Wagner) Thomas of Alvada; 16 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren; and a brother, Tommie Thom as, of Van Buren. Jerry was preceded in death by a sister, Colleen Bish; granddaughter, Krystal Beck; and a grandson, Geoffrey Thomas. Friends and fam ily may visit on Monday, from 5-7 p.m. at Hufford Family Funeral Home, 1500 Manor Hill Road, Findlay (419-422-1500). A funeral service will follow at 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions in Jerrys name may be made to Bridge Home Health and Hospice. Online condolences may be sent to THOMASOB IT UAR IE S SNAPSHOTS LOCAL NEWS The news is just a click away! NEWS-SUN Associated PressCAPE CORAL A Cape Coral man has been charged with aggravated manslaughter of a child in connection with the death of a 1-year-old boy. Collier County jail records show 25-year-old Niklaus Booska was ar rested Friday. Hes also charged with aggravated child abuse and was being held on $1.5 million bond. A sheriffs ofce statement says deputies were called to his home on Jan. 31 when the boys mother came home from work and found 1-yearold Ivan unresponsive. Booska had been tak ing care of Ivan, who was pronounced dead a few days later. Doctors determined he had suffered head trauma that led to his death. The statement says de tectives obtained a war rant for Booskas arrest on Friday. Jail records do not list an attorney for him.Man charged in connection with death of 1-year-old Katara Simmons/News-SunAgero representatives Sally Durban (left) and Cheryl Sharp join News-Sun editor Scott Dressel (right) in presenting the Unsung Heros award to Jon Spiegel. Spiegel was given the designation in December for the work he does to bring life to the Downtown Sebring Christmas decorations on the Circle.UNSUNG HERO Special to the News-SunWAUCHULA Sue Birge, a Hardee County commissioner, will chair Heartland Crime Stoppers this year. She, along with the other ofcers, were installed at the Jan. 27 board meeting. Ofcers also include Michael Weitz as vice chair, Erica Allen as secretary, and Robert Dodd as treasurer. Birge served as the chairman of the Hardee County Board of Commission ers in 2013. She has been a member of the Heartland Crime Stoppers Board of Directors since 2011, serving as its vice chair in 2013. Weitz, Allen, and Dodd have all served on the board since 2011. This is Weitzs rst time as an ofcer of the board, while Allen and Dodd are both retaining their respective ofcer positions from 2013. Other board members are Melony Bell, Michael Burgess, Larry E. Coggins Jr., Don Elwell, Greg James, Frank Johnson, Gary Mullings, and Justin Troller. In 2013, Heartland Crime Stoppers re ceived 2,053 tips that resulted in 209 ar rests and solved 173 unsolved crimes. Rewards totaling $70,585 were approved. The value of recovered property and seized illegal drugs/narcotics for 2013 was $338,068. Heartland Crime Stoppers is dedicated to making Highlands, Hardee and Polk counties a safer place to live, work, and play by offering a way for concerned cit izens to leave anonymous tips on criminals and criminal activity. These tips are forwarded to law enforcement who spend countless hours investigating the tips. If a tip results in an arrest, or the recovery of stolen property, or the recovery of illegal drugs/narcotics, the tipster is eligible for a cash reward of up to $3,000. Heartland Crime Stoppers will never ask for the tipsters name, use caller ID, or record conversations or computer addresses.Hardee Countys Birge to chair Heartland Crime Stoppers Courtesy photoSue Birge, incoming chairperson of Heartland Crimestoppers, is congratulated by outgoing chairperson Gary Mullings. With the two are Hardee County Sheriff Arnold Lanier (far left) and Wauchula Police Chief John Eason (far right). WEST PALM BEACH (AP) A South Flori da man has once again been sentenced to life in prison for his part in a 2005 burglary that got his friend killed. A Palm Beach County judge sentenced Chris topher Dean on Friday after a jury convicted him of felony murder and burglary. Authorities say Eric Flint was eeing on foot after he and Dean broke into a West Palm Beach apartment. The resident pursued Flint and Dean in his SUV and ending up run ning over Flint. Prosecu tors charged Dean with Flints death because Florida law states a per son can be charged with felony murder if someone dies while the per son is committing a felony.Man gets life sentence for fatal burglary M C Y K


A10 | NEWS-SUN | Sunday, February 9, 2014 his warnings and those from the Flor ida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission ofcials to cease and desist from feeding bears. Under Florida law, there are nu merous animals that are not to be fed, such as bears, alligators, sand hill cranes, foxes and raccoons. Musselmans attorney, Bill Fletcher, told the court his client should be released in order that she might have a private psychiatric evaluation. Prosecutors had countered that she should have been kept incarcerated until those tests could be conducted and results completed. She reportedly bonded out of jail Friday evening. Ofcials from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission declined to comment on the court ac tion. Their agents already have been ordered by Rittenour under a previous action to make periodic visits to Musselmans property to make certain that she indeed had stopped feeding wildlife. She was arrested Jan. 29 after agents found bowls of corn and birdseed scattered about the property. Reports indicated the 4-foot-11 woman did not go willingly. She allegedly kicked at ofcers and threatened to shoot law enforcement agents should they come on her property in the future. Fletcher compared Musselmans problems to hoarding, saying that she was obsessed with feeding ani mals. In asking for her release, her husband, William Musselman, told the court after what his wife had been through, he was convinced that she would now stop feeding the bears. He also indicated that she has had memory loss and mental health issues. A posting on the Justice for Mary Musselman Facebook page states she was released into a private facility for evaluation. However, it did not tell the name or location of any such institution. MUSSELMAN FROM PAGE A1to the entire member list, Internet advertisements and networking at chamber events. The conference room is especially useful for small businesses that need a conference room, a central location and a neutral location, she said. Those are things that not everyone knows about, Barber said. Barber said she has a deep love for the commu nity and wants to hit the ground running. Given that, she also wants to review what the chamber does, see what works best and nd out from members where improvements can be made. Thats what the cham ber is all about: serving its members, Barber said. Jan Hancock, cur rent chair of the chamber board, said Barber has shown great organizational and leadership skills. She served as chair of our recent annual banquet, and it was a tremendous success, Hancock said. She knows and loves our community. The board thinks she is the right person to lead the chamber. Rob Reed, immediate past chair of the chamber board, said Barber would work hard to serve all chamber members. She has the respect and support of the chamber board, Reed said. Barber earned her Bach elor of Sociology from Stetson University, with minors in both Management and Marketing, and a Master of Science in Professional Studies from Hodges University, with emphasis in executive leadership and gender studies. In addition to her activities with the chamber, she serves as co-chair of the board of directors of Junior Achievement of Highlands County, is vice president of Heartland Young Professionals, was cochair of the 2013 Sebring Christmas Parade and serves on the Heartland Workforce Board. Barber succeeds Steven J. Nyhan, who took over the position on Aug. 1, 2012 and resigned Dec. 20, 2013 for health reasons. BARBER FROM PAGE A1lower costs. He brought up a construction project at the Max Long Recreation Complex in the city of Sebring where a baseball association got donated labor and material to leverage against govern ment funds to make major upgrades. He suggested that costs might be lowered by doing some of the portions of the project in-house, including architectural and engineering services. We need to work on some of the numbers here. Some of these are ... ridiculous, he said. Elwell suggested that county staff re-work the proposal, to see if costs could be revised down ward. Commissioner Jim Brooks pointed out that the nearly $898,000 cur rently in the recreation infrastructure fund could not go back and be used in general fund expenditures. Thats 100 percent right, it can only be used for infrastructure, Elwell said. But to be honest, it is not restricted just to recreation, it could be used in case we had any large needs ... like ... a building ... just sayin. Commissioners have been looking for dollars to help underwrite a new headquarters for the Highlands County Sher iffs Ofce, putting off such capital expenditures such as Phase III of the Sebring Parkway to cobble together as much money as possible. Currently, the only other project being considered for the recreation fund is matching funds for a park project. Highlands County Ad ministrator June Fisher indicated they may bring the issue back at the commissions rst meeting in March. COUNTY FROM PAGE A1 Special to the News-SunSEBRING Have you pur chased prescription medication over the internet or by telephone recently? If so, you may be con tacted by someone claiming to be an agent with the Drug Enforcement Administration who wants to arrest you. This is a scam designed to scare potential victims with threats of arrest if nancial demands are not met. Highlands County Sheriffs Ofce detectives have received one complaint so far on this scam, however more people may have been approached and they have not made reports to law enforcement. So far, the HCSO reports no one has actually sent any money to these criminals. This scam has drawn the attention of the DEA however, and there is a direct link to their press release on the U.S. Department of Justice, Drug Enforcement Administration website dea/index.shtml/. Impersonating a federal agent is a violation of federal law. The DEAs press release on this scam warns the public that no DEA agent will ever contact members of the public by telephone to de mand money or any other form of payment. The release goes on to outline the controls that are in place regarding sales of controlled substances on line. Anyone receiving a telephone call from a person claiming to be a DEA Agent is advised to refuse to send money. In addition, the DEA requests that people who have received these calls ll out the Extortion Scam Online Re porting Form that can be found at their website noted above. The press release goes on to say that Online reporting will great ly assist the DEA in investigating and stopping this criminal activity.HCSO warns of phone calls from fake DEA agents BY MICHAEL J. MISHAKA ssociated P ressMIAMI When former GOP Gov. Charlie Crist announced hed run for his old job as a Democrat in 2014, party leaders rejoiced at the prospect of a pragmatic candidate able to win back centrist Republicans and independent voters who had soured on incumbent Rick Scott. But Crist is taking a hard turn left as his campaign begins to take shape. He has embraced Pres ident Barack Obamas health care law even as many Democrats distance themselves from it. He supports efforts to legalize medical marijuana and to overturn the gay marriage ban he initially backed. He has called for an increase in the minimum wage, something he once voted against. Tallahassee is out of control, he told hundreds of supporters in declaring his candidacy. The voice of the people has been si lenced by the nancial bullies and the special interests. In seizing on the issues and rhetoric animating activists, Crist has made his populist campaign in the nations largest swing state a critical test case of whether his new par tys ascendant liberal wing is gaining momentum or overreaching. His appeals to economic populism could be particularly potent, with Florida voters identifying the economy as their chief concern this year. Still, Crists approach concerns some Democrats. Matt Bennett, a cofounder of the centrist Democratic group Third Way, warned that us-ver sus-them, people-versuspowerful rhetoric could hurt Democrats in the most contested states. That will work with a slice of the base, but that will not resonate with the kind of swing voters you need to prevail in plac es like Florida, he said. Democrats need to talk about a much broader set of ideas to create oppor tunity. Nationally, Democrats are ghting to reshape the party after a devastating recession and amid a growing income gap. Liberals such as Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren favor an aggressive populist approach over the centrist economic strategy that President Bill Clinton used to revive a moribund party two decades ago. Democratic gubernatorial candidates in at least six states, including Florida, are making a minimum-wage increase a centerpiece of their campaigns. Republicans say such moves jeopardize economic gains in a fragile recovery. They would streamline regulations and provide training and education initiatives beneting the private sector. When I hear a politician say that we have to raise the minimum wage so working families can make ends meet, I cringe, because I know that statement is a lie, Scott told the Tampa Bay Times last month. Even if we did raise the minimum wage, working families will still not be able to make ends meet on those jobs. We need good jobs that lead to good careers for our families and thats what I am focused on. Scott argues that his spending reductions, tax cuts and regulatory over hauls have built an opportunity economy by luring businesses to the state and helping create hundreds of thousands of jobs. His latest budget proposal includes nearly $600 million in additional tax cuts, many of them aimed at consumers, including a rollback of auto registrations fees that were raised under Crist, who was governor from 2007 to 2011. An overwhelming majority of Floridians say they generally are satised with their own per sonal nancial situations. But their optimism hasnt translated into strong condence in the states economy or Scott. Even as Florida outpac es the national recovery, just 38 percent believe the economy is getting better the same percentage that thinks Scott deserves a second term, according to a Quinnipiac University survey last month. Right now, were teeter ing between moving for ward and stagnating, said Justo Jay, a 58-year-old in surance salesman from Miami and an unafliated voter. I dont believe in hand outs, but the divide is getting bigger between the haves and have-nots. Crist, who ran as an independent in the U.S. Senate election in 2010 that sent Republican Mar co Rubio to Washington, and then switched to the Democratic Party in late 2012, hopes to tap into that sentiment. The people in the middle and those work ing hard to get there desperately need some relief, Crist wrote in his new memoir, The Partys Over, which details his political conversions. We have always been a nation that rewards hard work and enterprise. I believe in that. But we have to strike a better balance between the strivers and the al ready-haves. Crists platform also helps him boost his standing with skeptical activists in his new party and endears him to wealthy Democratic donors. But some voters arent as sold on that kind of economic populism. Its a very tricky sub ject, said Ramdesh Kaur, a 38-year-old small-business owner from Miami Beach whos a self-described independent voter. You want people to have a drive and not hang on to the free stuff they get. But I would also like to see some options for the poor. Crists focus on econom ic populism and social issues is signicant. There is a sense among Democrats that the political center has shifted to the left.Crist wages populist campaign for governor MCTCharlie Crist is taking a hard turn left as his campaign for Florida governor takes shape. M C Y K


www.newssun.comSunday, February 9, 2014 | NEWS-SUN | A11 SPORTS BY HANNAH WALLERNews-Sun correspondentLAKE PLACID Warner University inked 34 football players on National Signing Day, one of them being Lake Placids very own Robert Walton. A three-year varsity starter at quarterback Walton signed to Warner this past Wednesday and is more than ready to start his time as a Royal. I am ready to start my career at Warner, be the best leader that I can be, and make LPHS proud, said Walton. Though other schools, like Western New England University, Concordia Ann Arbor University, Trinity International University, and Luther University, caught his eye, it was War ner in nearby Lake Wales that ultimately won him over. Location was crucial to me. I wanted my parents and family to be able to come watch me play, said Walton about his choice. Walton has high hopes not only for his football career at Warner but also his education. My expectations in the classroom are to get on the Deans list every semester and graduate at the top of my class, said Walton, who plans to major in Psychology. Since college football is a whole other ball game than high school football, Walton has already begun Robert Walton now a Warner Royal Dan Hoehne/News-SunLake Placids Robert Walton signed to attend and play for Warner University Wednesday on National Signing Day. Attending the big moment for Walton were, front row, cousin Tamija Douglas, mom Gwenita and dad Henry. Back row, Lake Placid assistant principal Valerie James, Dragon head football coach Jason Holden, LP athletic director Jon Million and principal Toni Stivender. SEE WALTON | A13 Special to the News-SunSEBRING Highlands County Softball would like to play tribute to one of their players. Bob Richards is a 1967 veteran of Viet Nam where he served as a mechanic. When honorably discharged Bob got his pilot license in 1974 and progressed to getting his Jet pilot license in 1984. He ew for Midway Air lines, Laker Airways (y ing from Orlando to London) and also ew for Northeastern Air. Bob had the honor of being a ight attendant on the Lisa Marie Elviss plane. Presley bought the plane which now sits in Graceland as part of the museum. The handsome Bob can be seen playing right center for the Alan Jay Red Sox. He also is a bachelor The scores for the 60s Seniors had Fairmount Services all over the Cubs 16-3. The big bats for Fair mount Services Rockies were Gary Steeves four hits, Steve Blazing and Gene Phillips three hits each, and Jim Holmes two walks and a double. Winning pitcher was Bob Poulin. The Cubs JR Reed, Bill Scrase and Jim Kahn had three hits each. Jim Guild and Frank Lantz added two hits apiece and Todd Martin made two great catches in the outeld. On the other eld in a thriller the VFW 4300 White Sox outlasted the Alan Jay Red Sox 20-19. Despite giving up six walks, John Kloet was the winning pitcher. He was aided by Don Dobberts perfect 4-for-4 (double), Jesse Hathaways three hits (double),with Woody Woodward and Jim Lauzon each adding three hits. Gary Tankersley added a triple to the attack with Richards, Highlands Seniors putting up runs SEE SENIORS | A13 BY DAN HOEHNEdaniel.hoehne@newssun.comFROSTPROOF It cer tainly wasnt pretty, Fridays District 9-4A title tilt. But Avon Park got the job done in its 40-39 win over the host Bulldogs to claim the crown. Frostproof had handed the Red Devils their only district loss on the season, another low-scoring, one-point affair. The the Devils certainly got their atonement in the last meeting with a 24-point win last month. But it was the Bulldogs with something to prove, especially newcomers and former Avon Park teammates Jarviel Hart and Travis Lawton. And Hart showed it ear ly, going on the attack and scoring six of Frostproofs 10, rst-quarter points. That gave them the lead as the Devils could muster just lone baskets from Ahmaad Smith, Ty rone Perry and Recarus Burley, along with a pair of free throws from Alfred Brown, for their eightpoint total. The scoring dropped off even more in the second as each defense was at a frenetic pace, which pushed each offense into a hurry-up mode and lead to numerous hasty shots, forced passes and turnovers by the bag full. The teams combined for just 12 points over the eight minutes, seven for Frostproof, for a 17-13 halftime lead. There is a lot of rivalry between the two towns, players that are related to each other, Devil head coach Marty OHora said. They want to beat each other so bad they forget about the game plan, the xs and os and they get ustered. But get back to the game plan Avon Park did as Gus Owens got more into attack mode and began making forays toward the rim. He would score six in the period and the mindset spread and let to free throw opportunities that the Devils cashed in on. Brown hit a pair and Burley made all for of his freebies. Add in a Dameon Braswell three-pointer and Avon Park had edged back into the lead, 28-25. But the Bulldogs were certainly in the mood to go down quietly after having upset secondseeded McKeel to reach the title game on their home oor. Jaylyn McKinney took Owens cue and drove the paint to draw some fouls. In addition to a bucket, McKinney converted four of ve free throws, with Lawton also adding a basket and two from the line. Avon Parks foul shooting was no great shakes in the quarter, as they hit just six of 12. But with the Dogs hanging onto a one-point lead in the waning seconds, Burley drew the big foul call. The ref was right there, OHora said. I think Im the only one who heard it. It was about a half-second before the buzzer. Burley calmly sank them both and the tour nament title was coming back in the Devils possession. And after this backyard brawl, the thought of playing Tampa Catholic in the regional quarternals is actually somewhat a relief to OHora. The good thing is, there will be no relationships between the play ers, so that bravado wont come out as much and we can be a little more focused, he said. (Tampa Catholic) runs the oor well, have good oor balance and shoot a ton of threes. If they are having a good shooting night, they will be tough to beat. Well have to take care of the ball, work the clock and not take quick shots, but take better shots. The Devils will host Tampa Thursday at 7 p.m. Streaks come back twice to top Manta Rays SEBRING While Avon Park was slugging it out in their district tour nament win, the Blue Streaks were in comeback mode all night in their 69-62 win over Lemon Bay in the District 11-5A title game. During the regular season, Sebring had won by double digits in each of the meetings, but it looked like the third time might be the charm for the visitors as they came out hot and built a 15-5 lead. But a Keizhawn Hester three-pointer halted the momentum and swunt it District Title Daily DoubleAvon Park, Sebring each win respective district tournament crowns Courtesy photoThe Red Devils enjoy the result of Fridays last-second, District 9-4A Tournament title win at Frostproof. Dan Hoehne/News-SunSebring celebrates its comeback win for the District 11-5A Tournament crown Friday night over Lemon Bay.They want to beat each other so bad they forget about the game plan.Marty OHora Avon Park head coachSEE HOOPS | A13 M C Y K


A12 | NEWS-SUN | Sunday, February 9, 2014 TODAYAUTO RACING NHRA Circle K Winternationals 8 p.m. ESPNBOWLING PBA Bowling League Quarternals L.A. X vs. Brooklyn Styles 3 p.m. ESPNCOLLEGE BASKETBALL Michigan State at Wisconsin 1 p.m. CBS Connecticut at Central Florida 6 p.m. ESPN2 North Carolina State at Miami 9:30 p.m. SUNGOLF PGA AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am 1 p.m. GOLF PGA AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am 3 p.m. CBS PGA Allianz Championship 3 p.m. GOLFNBA New York at Oklahoma City 1 p.m. ABC Chicago at L.A. Lakers 3:30 p.m. ABC OLYMPICS Figure Skating, Biathlon, Speed Skating 2 p.m. NBC Alpine Skiing, Snowboarding, Ski Jumping 7 p.m. NBC Figure Skating 11:35 p.m. NBCWOMENS COLLEGE BASKETBALL Louisville at Connecticut 1 p.m. ESPN Arkansas at South Carolina 2 p.m. WTTA Penn State at Ohio State 2 p.m. ESPN2 LSU at Texas A&M 2:30 p.m. SUN Oklahoma State at Baylor 4 p.m. ESPN2WOMENS COLLEGE GYMNASTICS Georgia at Alabama 12:30 p.m. ESPN2MONDAYCOLLEGE BASKETBALL Maryland at Virginia 7 p.m. ESPN Kansas at Kansas State 9 p.m. ESPN2OLYMPICS Speed Skating, Biathlon 3 p.m. NBC Curling 5 p.m. CNBC Alpine Skiing, Freestyle Skiing 8 p.m. NBCWOMENS COLLEGE BASKETBALL North Carolina at Duke 7 p.m. ESPN2 Vanderbilt at Tennessee 9 p.m. ESPN2TUESDAYCOLLEGE BASKETBALL Florida at Tennessee 7 p.m. ESPN Oklahoma State at Texas 7 p.m. ESPN2 Michigan at Ohio State 9 ESPNOLYMPICS Cross-Country Skiing, Luge 3 p.m. NBC Curling 5 p.m. CNBC Snowboarding, Figure Skating, Ski Jumping 8 p.m. NBCCOMING UP SPORTS ON TVHigh School Baseball Tuesday Avon Park hosts Bill Jarrett Ford Early Bird Tournament, vs. Ridge, 7:30 p.m.; Lake Placid at Early Bird Tournament, Avon Park, vs. LaBelle, 5 p.m. Thursday Avon Park hosts Bill Jarrett Ford Early Bird Tournament, vs. DeSoto, 7:30 p.m.; Lake Placid at Early Bird Tournament, vs. Hardee, 5 p.m. High School Boys Basketball Thursday Avon Park in Class 4A Regional Quarternal, TBD, 7 p.m.; Sebring in Class 5A Regioinal Quarternal, TBD, 7 p.m. High School Softball Monday Sebring vs. Moore Haven, 5/7 p.m. Tuesday Lake Placid at Avon Park, 6/7:30 p.m. Thursday Lake Placid vs. Frostproof, 6/7:30 p.m. High School Boys Tennis Monday Sebring at Hardee, 4:30 p.m. Tuesday Lake Placid at Avon Park, 4 p.m.; Sebring at DeSoto, 4 p.m. High School Girls Tennis Monday Sebring vs. Hardee, 4:30 p.m. Tuesday Lake Placid vs. Avon Park, 4 p.m.; Sebring vs. DeSoto, 4 p.m. College Baseball Today SFSC at Lake Sumter, 1 p.m. Wednesday SFSC vs. Seminole State, 6 p.m. Friday SFSC vs. College of Central Florida, 2 p.m. College Softball Thursday SFSC vs. Brevard State, 5 p.m.SCORE BOARDNational Hockey LeagueEASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic GP W L OT Pts GF GA Boston 56 36 16 4 76 169 123 Tampa Bay 57 32 20 5 69 164 143 Montreal 58 31 21 6 68 144 141 Toronto 59 31 22 6 68 175 181 Detroit 57 26 19 12 64 149 159 Ottawa 58 26 21 11 63 167 184 Florida 58 22 29 7 51 139 183 Buffalo 57 15 34 8 38 110 172 Metropolitan GP W L OT Pts GF GA Pittsburgh 58 40 15 3 83 186 138 N.Y. Rangers 59 32 24 3 67 155 146 Philadelphia 58 29 23 6 64 160 166 Columbus 58 29 24 5 63 170 161 Carolina 56 26 21 9 61 143 154 New Jersey 58 24 21 13 61 135 143 Washington 58 26 23 9 61 168 175 N.Y. Islanders 59 22 29 8 52 162 195 WESTERN CONFERENCE Central GP W L OT Pts GF GA Chicago 60 35 11 14 84 207 163 St. Louis 56 38 12 6 82 192 132 Colorado 57 36 16 5 77 169 151 Minnesota 59 31 21 7 69 145 147 Dallas 57 26 21 10 62 162 163 Winnipeg 59 28 26 5 61 165 171 Nashville 58 25 23 10 60 144 175 Pacic GP W L OT Pts GF GA Anaheim 59 40 14 5 85 191 145 San Jose 59 37 16 6 80 175 142 Los Angeles 59 31 22 6 68 139 128 Phoenix 57 27 20 10 64 162 167 Vancouver 59 27 23 9 63 145 157 Calgary 57 22 28 7 51 136 177 Edmonton 60 20 33 7 47 153 199 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. Fridays Games N.Y. Rangers 4, Pittsburgh 3, SO New Jersey 2, Edmonton 1, OT Carolina 5, Florida 1 Phoenix 2, Chicago 0 San Jose 3, Columbus 2 Saturdays Games Calgary at Philadelphia, late Winnipeg at St. Louis, late Ottawa at Boston, late Vancouver at Toronto, late Montreal at Carolina, late Detroit at Tampa Bay, late Colorado at N.Y. Islanders, late New Jersey at Washington, late Anaheim at Nashville, late Phoenix at Dallas, late Sundays Games No games scheduled National Basketball AssociationEASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic W L Pct GB Toronto 26 24 .520 Brooklyn 22 26 .458 3 New York 20 30 .400 6 Boston 18 33 .353 8 Philadelphia 15 36 .294 11 Southeast W L Pct GB Miami 35 13 .729 Atlanta 25 23 .521 10 Washington 24 25 .490 11 Charlotte 22 28 .440 14 Orlando 15 37 .288 22 Central W L Pct GB Indiana 39 10 .796 Chicago 24 25 .490 15 Detroit 20 29 .408 19 Cleveland 17 33 .340 22 Milwaukee 9 40 .184 30 WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest W L Pct GB San Antonio 36 14 .720 Houston 33 17 .660 3 Dallas 30 21 .588 6 Memphis 26 22 .542 9 New Orleans 22 27 .449 13 Northwest W L Pct GB Oklahoma City 40 12 .769 Portland 35 15 .700 4 Denver 24 24 .500 14 Minnesota 24 26 .480 15 Utah 16 33 .327 22 Pacic W L Pct GB L.A. Clippers 35 18 .660 Golden State 30 20 .600 3 Phoenix 29 20 .592 4 L.A. Lakers 18 32 .360 15 Sacramento 17 33 .340 16 Fridays Games Orlando 103, Oklahoma City 102 Indiana 118, Portland 113, OT L.A. Lakers 112, Philadelphia 98 Cleveland 115, Washington 113 Boston 99, Sacramento 89 Detroit 111, Brooklyn 95 New York 117, Denver 90 Dallas 103, Utah 81 New Orleans 98, Minnesota 91 L.A. Clippers 118, Toronto 105 Saturdays Games San Antonio at Charlotte, late Denver at Detroit, late Memphis at Atlanta, late Portland at Minnesota, late Houston at Milwaukee, late Golden State at Phoenix, late Miami at Utah, late Sundays Games New York at Oklahoma City, 1 p.m. Chicago at L.A. Lakers, 3:30 p.m. Indiana at Orlando, 6 p.m. New Orleans at Brooklyn, 6 p.m. Dallas at Boston, 6 p.m. Sacramento at Washington, 6 p.m. Memphis at Cleveland, 6 p.m. Philadelphia at L.A. Clippers, 9:30 p.m.Valentines Tennis TournamentSEBRING The 20th Annual Valentines Tennis Tournament will begin Saturday, Feb. 15, on the Thakkar Tennis Center clay courts in the Country Club of Sebring. Registrations are being taken by the Highlands County Tennis Association for players of all ages and levels of play for this fun event. Prizes will be awarded to rst, second and consolation-round winners of A, B and C divisions. Registration fee includes fun, competitive matches, T-shirts, morning and lunch refreshments and an ev ening dinner Sunday at Chicanes. Registration fee is $30 for HCTA members, $40 for non members. Student registration fee is $15. Celebrate Valentines weekend with your sweetheart, or for those who do not have a mixed doubles partner, the committee will nd your match for the event. Matches begin at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 15, with Finals on Sunday, Feb. 16, beginning at 1 p.m. The awards banquet at Chicanes begins at 6 p.m. Sunday. To register, or for more information, call Laurie at 452-5899, or Lynda at 471-0389.American Legion golf tourneySEBRING American Legion Post 25 is hosting a golf outing Sebring Golf Club on Saturday, Feb. 22. Check in begins at 7:15 a.m., with an 8 a.m. shotgun start. You may contact the Post at 465-0975 for fur ther information.AP Rotary Golf Tourney setAVON PARK The David Doc Owen golf tour ney, hosted by the Rotary Club of Avon Park, will be held at Highlands Ridge North golf course on Saturday, Feb. 22, with an 8 a.m. shotgun start. This years tournament will be a four-person scramble format. Entry fee is $60 per per son with checks made payable to Rotary Club of Avon Park. An application and entry form may be obtained by emailing tourney director Chet Brojek at or by calling him at 863-7123524 or 385-4736. The entry fee includes golf, cart, refreshments on the course, prizes and post golf meal in the clubhouse. There will be 50/50, closest to the pin, putting contest, and other contests, plenty of rafe prizes and a great day of golf. Proceeds benet local charities supported by the Avon Park Noon Rotary Club. Entry will be limited to the rst 100 paid participants. Hole sponsorships are available for $100 by contacting Brojek.Blue Streak Tennis CampSEBRING The Sebring High School girls tennis team will be hosting their 2nd Annual Tennis Camp on Saturday, March 8. The camp will run from 9 a.m. to Noon at the Thakkar Tennis Center located in the Country Club of Sebring. The camp is open to girls and boys ages 4 to 18. Instruction will be available for all levels of play. Lunch will be provided and all participants will receive a camp t-shirt. Cost is $25 per student with family discounts available. Pre-registration is en couraged. For registration and/ or more information call Coach Hollinger at 4715513.SFSC hosts Panther 5KAVON PARK On your mark, get set, go! Registration for the 5th annual Panther 5K Run/ Walk is now available online at www.southorida. edu/panther5k. This annual family event will take place on Saturday, March 1, and benets the South Florida State College (SFSC) Athletic Department. The Panther 5K Run/ Walk will take participants on a path through the beautiful SFSC Highlands Campus and along College Drive. Participants can choose to run the 5K as a race or to take a more leisurely, family-friendly walk four-legged friends and strollers are welcome. This event helps us to promote health among our community and raise funds to help support SFSC athletics, said Rick Hitt, SFSC athletic director and head baseball coach. We will earmark a portion of the raised funds to go toward the Panther Fieldhouse fundraising effort, which is our effort to supply the softball, baseball and future cross country team with a dressing facility located down on the athletic complex grounds. Other funds raised will be ear marked for things that may arise during the year outside of our normal budget. The entry fee for the SFSC Panther 5K Run/ Walk is $25 for adults, $20 for students with a cur rent I.D., and $15 for children ages 6-12. Children under the age of 6 are admitted free with a completed form, but do not receive a shirt. The rst 200 registered runners receive a goody bag and an ofcial Panther 5K dri-t shirt for adults and students. Children receive a Tshirt. The entry fee remains the same through race day. Sizes cannot be guaranteed for those who enter on or after Feb. 9. Registration is 7 -7:45 a.m. on race day and the race begins at 8 a.m. Scrambled eggs and fruit will be available to participants after the race. A special awards ceremony will follow the race. Awards will be given to the rst three nishers in each age (6 and up) and gender category as well as Overall and Masters. The annual Panther 5K race is sponsored by the SFSC Foundation, Inc. and the Jarrett Family Foundation. Entry forms are available online at For information about the SFSC Panther 5K Run/Walk or to become a sponsor, call the SFSC Foundation at 863-4533133.Eagles looking for coachesAVON PARK The Highlands Youth Football and Cheer Organization is accepting applications for football and cheer coaches at all age divisions for the 2014 season. If you are interested in coaching, you may go to www.highlandseagles. com, click on the Registration tab, and select Coach/Volunteer tab to view requirements and submit application. If you have any questions, you may contact Cliff Howell at 863-2537070, or Melissa Lane at 863-381-9325. SNAPSHOTS LOCAL SPORTS Saturday, Feb. 15Activity: Bike Ride, approx. 14 miles Location: Auburndale TECO Trail on Denton Ave., in Auburndale. Description: Bicycle this scenic trail to Polk City (Van Fleet Trailhead) where we will take a snack break be fore turning back toward the starting point. Helmets required for anyone un der age 16. Lunch will be at Peebles BBQ res taurant on Dixie Hwy., in Auburn dale following the ride for those who would like to attend. Bring: Bicycle, snacks, sun and in sect protection. Contact: Eileen Valachovic at 863956-2145 for meet-up time and oth er information. Friday, Feb. 21Activity: Trail Care Location: Green Swamp East, Lakeland, FL Meet at Rock Ridge Rd. gate. Directions: From US-98 in north Lakeland turn east on Rock Ridge Rd., at fork bear left and continue 4.2 miles to gate on your left. From SR-33 in Polk City travel north, turn left (west) on Dean Still Rd., turn left on Rock Ridge Rd. After two or three miles, the gate will be on your right. Contact: Janice Anderson, phone 813-345-1609 or email scroggie@aol. com for meet-up time and other in formation. Saturday, Feb. 22Activity: Trail Care Location: Willingham Trail Avon Park Air Force Range Meet at Log Cabin Building No. 600. Bring: Snacks, water, sun and in sect protection. Contact: Bob Hummel, Phone: 863-471-1814 for meet-up time and other details.Florida Trail Association Heartland Chapter Activities for February Special to the News-SunSEBRING The Tanglewood Shufeboard Club has embarked on a series of matches with other local clubs. On Wednesday, Feb. 5, Tanglewood hosted Sebring Village. Play was cut short by rain with the visitors winning 17 games to Tanglewoods 14. One game ended in a tie. Twenty of Tanglewoods shufers visited Reections on Silver Lake on Thursday, Feb. 6. Once again, the weather was threatening and a few drops of rain fell but all games were completed. Tanglewood took 21 victories to Reections 11. On Wednesday, Feb. 12, Tanglewood will head over to Sebring Village for a rematch then host Adelaide Shores on Friday, Feb. 14.Tanglewood sees shuffleboard split NEWS-SUN Olympic RecordsAt Sochi, Russia OLYMPIC RECORDS Speedskating Mens 5,000Sven Kramer, Netherlands, 6:10.76 (old record: 6:14.60, Kramer, Vancouver, Feb. 13, 2010), Feb. 8, 2014.Winter Olympic Medals TableThrough Saturday, Feb. 8 (4 of 5 medal events) Nation G S B Tot Norway 2 1 1 4 Netherlands 1 1 1 3 United States 1 0 0 1 Austria 0 1 0 1 Sweden 0 1 0 1 Canada 0 0 1 1 Czech Republic 0 0 1 1 M C Y K


www.newssun.comSunday, February 9, 2014 | NEWS-SUN | A13 a vigorous workout schedule. Im working out, throwing as much as I can, and trying to get faster. My goal is to weigh 195-205 before camp and run a mid 4.6, said Walton. Walton doesnt just have to work on the physical aspect of the game, but he has also needs to work on the mental side to the game. You have to have a different mindset. Every body is just as good as you in college, so when you get there you have to have a crazy amount of condence and motivation to be able to be successful. Walton has proven his condence and dedication to the game in his three years as LPHSs var sity quarterback, but its now time for him to prove himself on the college level. I feel like I can be successful at Warner, Walton said, And well all be able to see just how successful he can become this fall at Warner University. WALTON FROM PAGE A11SPECIAL TO THE NEWS-SUNSEBRING On Thursday, Feb. 6, 13 ladies and 15 men participated in the annual Tanglewood Tennis Club Cancer Benet Tournament. The day started with sunshine but dark clouds soon rolled in. As the temperature dropped more and more players headed home for jackets and sweaters. A few drops of rain fell but nothing could dampen the spirits of the play ers. At the end of the compe tition, there was a threeway tie for rst among the ladies with Barb Hanich, Gerry Humphrey and Cheryl McCullough shar ing the honors. On the mens side, Herb Doggette and Gordon King emerged as the days champions. Ice cream sundaes awaited the players as their reward for participating. The Tennis Club donated an awesome $ 560 to the Tanglewood Residents Cancer Benet.Tanglewood Tennis Tourney swings through weather Courtesy photoBack row, left to right: Alain Menard, John Devlin, John Holmes, Herb Doggette and Gordon King. Middle row, l to r: Ron Bowman, Floyd Beal, Walter Finhert, George Vermette, Bob Stackhouse, Joe Iacuzzi, Jim Smith, Reggie Maxon, Bill Hanich and John Lequin. Front row, l to r: Barb Klavoon, Lois Maxon, Rosemarie Wolf, Renee Menard, Gerry Humphrey, Cheryl McCullough, Marcie Ingram, Jan Reisig, Colleen Schenking, Barb Hanich, Joyce Boivin, Linda Fischer and Alice Mills. Ivan Taylor driving in the winning run in the last inning. On Wednesday the Reections Orioles edged the AlanJay Red Sox 9-8. Reections was led by Ron Rieches three hits (double), while Gary Kindle also had three hits, and Greg Ramos added a double to help Dick Osterich get the win on the mound. Reections had a strong defense to help with the win. Alan Jay had Wayne McNett and Les Osbeck with three hits each. On the other eld the VFW 4300 White Sox blew a 9-0 lead to succumb to the Cubs 16-11. The come-from-behind Cubs were led by winning pitcher Rudy Pribbles two big hits. Bill Scrase had four hits, Frank Lantz, Dennis Mitchell and JR Reed three hits each. Jim Kahn cleared the bases with a big double. Todd Martin again played outstanding defense. The VFW White Sox Don Dobbert had three more hits, giving him eight straight hits in the last three games. Ed Lindberg added three hits and John Miller also had three hits, including a double. The standings nd Fair mount Services at 5-3 with Reections, AlanJay and Cubs all at 4-4. The VFW 4300 White Sox are 3-5 at the halfway mark of the season. The HCS 70s Tuesday results saw VFW 4300 squeak by the Highlands Ridge 7-6. VFW 4300 stars were Marv Kunilla with three hits, while Andy Timmer manis and winning pitcher John Kloet had two hits each. Highlands Ridge hitters were Bob Roth with four hits, Doug Hammond and Don Goodman added three hits and Ross Ander son contributed two hits. Royal Palms edged the improving Buttonwood Bay team 14-13. Royal Palms was led by Bob Flodine, Earl Evans and Gallo Gonzalex with three hits with Gallo getting a double among his knocks. Victor Rodriquez had two hits (double). Buttonwood Bays Jim Monroe had four hits, Jim Noviss three (triple), Moosinnette Fred Richardson had a multi-hit game. KFC continued their winning ways by besting Silent Salesmen in a slugfest, 22-17. Silent Salesmen trailed by nine runs and they scored nine in the seventh inning, only to have KFC come back with ve runs to seal the victory. Don Lariviere had four hits and hot-hitting Norm Grubb added three (double). Bob Fox had four hits (double and triple), Ron Lewis and Jose Torres added three hits each to aid winning pitcher Rudy Pribble. The Silent Salesmen stars were JC brown with four hits and two doubles, Harry Bell with four hits and Don Day with three hits. Woody Woodward had three hits (two home runs), Dick Schultz had three hits (two doubles) and Ken Crandell added a double to the losers cause. Thursday Royal Palms bats came to life with our featured star Bob Richards getting ve hits (double), Dick Osterich, Bob Flodine and Victor Rodriquez all added four hits. Silent Salesmen had Dick Schultz with two hits (double), Dale Demer, JC Brown and Woody Woodward had two hits apiece. Don Day had a long triple to the losing cause. The nal score saw Roy al Palms on top 17-6. KFC stayed one game ahead of VFW 4300 by upending Highlands Ridge 16-9. KFC once again was led by Norm Grubbs four hits (two home runs). Bob Fox had three hits (triple), Don Lariviere also had three hits (home run) and Jack Denner added three base-knocks of his own. The losers had Don Goodman, Bill Todd and Charlie Quinn with three hits each. John Pinna added two hits (double). VFW 4300 overpowered the Buttonwood Bay team 23-11. Don Cunningham had four hits (double and triple), while winning pitcher John Kloet and Gary Tankersley had four hits each. Andy Timmermanis and Jim Longman added three hits each. Buttonwood Bay hitting stars were Moose Moosinnete, John Degren, Jim Monroe and Fred Richardson all with four hits. Buttonwood Bay still has the biggest following of fans who cheer them on no matter what the score is. Our hearts go out to them and wish the team well the rest of the season. SENIORS FROM PAGE A11 I feel like I can be successful at Warner.Rober Walton Lake Placid seniorback the Streaks way as they charged back into it and closed the rst down just 19-14. Rolando Powery was wreaking havoc on the interior for Sebring dur ing the turnaround and continued the cause by crashing the offensive boards. Cook hit a game-tying three and a Powery steal lead to a score to give the Streaks their rst lead of the game. Lemon Bay would hang tough behind seven Joe Garza points, but Sebring would hold a 31-30 edge at the half. They jumped out on us, head coach Princeton Harris said. Even though wed beaten them twice already, on this stage, I could see our guys were a little ner vous. And though the comeback had put them back into the lead, it was short-lived as the Manta Rays began the third like they had the opening quarter, scoring early and often. Not only did they take the lead back, but upped it back to 10 again before the Streaks again began to battle back. Terrell Williams hit a three and added another basket. Powery put back another offensive board and hit a free throw. Taking the lead back, Jordan Strickland then hit a big three-pointer and Sebring was up 48-41 after three. Early in the fourth, the Blue Streaks built it up to a 54-43 lead, but Ryan Straub hit a three to get it back to single digits. Connor Cook soon responded with back-toback lay-ups to push it back to 10 at 60-50. But even with the waning minutes ticking away, the Rays pushed back as Montel Jackson hit consecutive threes to cut it to 66-59. But soon enough, the nal seconds were ticking away and Sebring was celebrating its rst district championship since 2009. They may have been nervous, but these kids bounced back, Har ris said. Down 10 in the rst, down 10 again in the third, Im really happy for the kids. Cook would lead the Streaks with 21 points, 13 in the fourth, but the big night belonged to Powery, who Harris said provided the big spark. Big indeed as the 6-foot-4 sophomore had 17 points, 17 rebounds 12 on the offensive glass seven blocks and three steals. This is a special group of kids, Harris added. Weve worked them hard this year and it hasnt always been easy, but they continued to get better all year and this is what theyve earned. This being a district championship and a home date in the 5A state playoffs. Sebring with host District 12-5A runner up Cape Coral Thursday at 7 p.m. HOOPS FROM PAGE A11 Dan Hoehne/News-SunGus Owens heads toward the hoop for a rare open look in Fridays slugfest win over Frostproof. They may have been nervous, but these kids bounced back. Down 10 in the first, down 10 again in the third, Im really happy for the kidsPrinceton Harris Sebring head coach BY DAN HOEHNEdaniel.hoehne@newssun.comWhile two area boys teams got Friday-night wins to propel them to the state playoffs, three Highlands County girls teams didnt fare so well in their playoff contests Thursday night. District 6-2A champion Walker Memorial Academy had earned a home date in the Class 2A Regional Quarternals but couldnt make the home-court advantage pay off as they fell to Geneva 50-36. Up in Tampa, the Lady Dragons of Lake Placid scrapped their way to keep things interesting against Tampa Catholic but couldnt get over the hump in a 50-34 loss. And further south along the Gulf Coast, Sebring didnt have an answer for a strong Cape Coral squad and took a 59-36 loss. Still, a district champ and two district runners-up qualifying for the state playoffs makes these seasons much more memorable than the last result.Firstround letdown M C Y K


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LIVING BSunday, February 9, 2014 BY GREGORY CLAYMcClatchy-Tribune News Serviceost of us know prominent black women in Holly wood from Cicely Tyson to Halle Berry to Kerry Washington. We know superstar black female athletes, such as the tennis-playing Williams sisters, and we remember ure skater Debi Thomas from the momentous Cal gary Winter Olympics of 1988. But sports and entertain ment arent the only arenas in which black women have achieved. Here, we examine a his torical roll call of black cies as we celebrate Black History Month and Wom ens History Month with an eclectic and challenging trivia quiz.1. woman named to a U.S. Cabinet position?A. Condoleezza RiceB. Alexis HermanC. Patricia Roberts HarrisD. Hazel R. OLeary2. Michelle Obama became Barack Obama won the presidential election in 2008. At what college did she complete her undergraduate studies?A. YaleB. PrincetonC. IllinoisD. North Carolina3. Debi Thomas became a medal in a Winter Games when she captured the bronze professional discipline did she enter after her skating career?A. ChiropractorB. AccountantC. AttorneyD. Physician4. woman to win a Nobel Prize in literature?A. Lorraine HansberryB. Toni MorrisonC. Alice WalkerD. Maya Angelou5. Who black woman to moderate a U.S. presidential debate?A.B. Suzanne MalveauxC.D. Carole Simpson6. Halle Berry, in 2002, to receive an Academy Award in the Best Actress category. Name the movie in which she appeared for said award.A. Losing IsaiahB. Monsters BallC. Solomon & ShebaD. Gothika7. woman to play for a Negro League baseball team.A. Althea GibsonB. Wilma RudolphC. Toni StoneD. Wyomia Tyus8. A. Ruth Carol TaylorB. Bessie ColemanC. Shirley ChisholmD. Aretha Franklin9. Vonetta Flowers became gold medal in a Winter Olympics in the 2002 Games in Salt Lake City. In which sport did she participate in before bobsledding?A.B. BasketballC. SoftballD. Soccer10. Ursula Burns is the Fortune 500 company. Name the company.A. XeroxB. Archer Daniels MidlandC. Hewlett-PackardD. Avon11. woman named Playboy Magazines Playmate of the Month?A. Halle BerryB. Vanessa WilliamsC. Jennifer JacksonD. Dorothy Dandridge12. Vanessa James and Yannick Bonheur became the in Winter Olympic pairs skat ing when they participated in the Vancouver Games in 2010. Which country did they represent in that Olympics?A. United StatesB.C. CanadaD. France13. woman who was a nonsupermodel or a nonathlete to appear on the cover of Sports Illustrateds swimsuit edition.A. BeyonceB. RihannaC. AaliyahD. Iman14. black woman to earn her pilots license?A. Bessie ColemanB. Mae JemisonC. Shirley Ann JacksonD.15. Alice Coachman to win a gold medal in an Olympics. In what year did she win the gold?A. 1960 RomeB. 1936 BerlinC. 1948 LondonD. 1956 Melbourne16. woman to receive a Ph.D. from Duke University.A. Susan RiceB. Melissa Harris-PerryC. Michelle BernardD. Ida Stephens Owens17. woman named to the NCAAs College Football Playoff Selection Committee?A. Pam OliverB. Jemele HillC. Condoleezza RiceD. Lisa Salters18. black female millionaire in the United States?A. Nichelle NicholsB. Madam C. J. WalkerC. Oprah WinfreyD. Judy Smith19. Gabrielle Douglas to win a gold medal in the individual all-around gymnastics competition, during the 2012 London Olympic Games. What is her nickname?A. SupergirlB. AceC. Queen of the MatD. Flying Squirrel20. black female author to win a Pulitzer Prize?A. Gwendolyn BrooksB. Zora Neale HurstonC. Nikki GiovanniD. Terry McMillan ANSWERS1. C. Patricia Roberts Harris was named secretary of housing and urban development in 1977 during the administration of President Jimmy Carter. 2. B. At Princeton, Michelle Obama majored in sociology with a minor in African-American studies, earning a B.A. in 1985. She received her law degree from Harvard in 1988. 3. D. Physician. Debi Thomas graduated from Stanford University in 1991 with a degree in engineering, then graduated from the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in 1997. She performed her surgical residency at the University of Arkansas Medical Sciences Hospital and an orthopedic surgery residency at the Martin Luther King Jr./Charles Drew University Medical Center in South Central Los Angeles. 4. B. Toni Morrison won the Nobel Prize in literature in 1993 for the body of her work characterized by visionary force and poetic import. 5. D. Carole Simpson moderated a debate in 1992 between U.S. presidential candidates George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton and Ross Perot. 6. B. Halle Berry played the role of Leticia Musgrove, the troubled wife of an executed murderer in Monsters Ball. Her performance was awarded the National Board of Review and the Screen Actors Guild best-actress awards. In a most interesting coincidence, to win the Academy Award for Best Actress when earlier in her career, she portrayed Dorothy nominated for Best Actress. 7. C. Toni Tomboy Stone played second base for the Indianapolis Clowns in 1953. She even got a hit off legendary pitcher Satchel Paige. 8. A. Ruth Carol Taylor dant in 1958, working for Mohawk Airlines. 9. A. Vonetta Flowers initially sprinter and long jumper. Flowers originally aimed to compete in the Summer Games, but, after several failed attempts at the trials, she switched to bobsledding, teaming with Jill Bakken to take the gold in the 2002 Salt Lake City Games. 10. A. Ursula Burns, who grew up in a housing project in New York City, replaced Anne Mulcahy in 2009 as CEO of Xerox, the worlds largest maker of highspeed color printers. A math whiz, Burns earned a masters degree in mechanical engineering from Columbia University in 1981. 11. C. Jennifer Jackson appear as Playmate of the Month for the March 1965 issue. She later became a social worker; her twin sister, Janice, also worked as a Playboy Bunny. 12. D. Vanessa James and Yannick Bonheur represented France. They placed 14th in the competition. 13. A. Singer Beyonce created a major buzz in 2007 when she appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrateds Swimsuit Edition. 14. A. Bessie Coleman received an international pilots license in 1921 in France instead of the United States because of segregationist laws in America. 15. C. Alice Coachman won the high jump in the 1948 London Games with a height of 5 feet, 6 1 /8 inches. In fact, she was the only U.S. woman to win a games; Coachmans dominance was so pronounced that she won the AAU outdoor high jump championships from 1939 to 1948. She was only 25 in 1948, so imagine how many medals she would have won had the 1940 and 1944 Summer Olympics not been canceled because of World War II. 16. D. Ida Stephens Owens received a Ph.D. in physiology in 1967 from the Duke Graduate School. 17. C. Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, also an classical pianist, was named to the 13-person panel that determines the four teams that will play in major college footballs playoff system. 18. B. Sarah Breedlove, also known as Madam C. J. Walker, was a U.S. entrepreneur and philanthropist who earned her million-dollar fortune by developing and marketing beauty and hair-care products for black women. She died in 1919 at age 52, amassing her wealth several decades before Oprah. 19. D. Gabrielle Douglas was nicknamed the Flying Squirrel because of her acrobatic performances on the uneven bars. 20. A. Gwendolyn Brooks, in 1950, won a Pulitzer Prize for poetry with her book, Annie Allen. Michelle Obama Halle Berry George Bridges/MCTVanessa James and Yannick Bonheur compete in the ice skating pairs event at the 2010 Winter Games in Vancouver, British Columbia. SOURCES: BIOGR APHY.COM, IMDB.COM, P LAYBO Y ENTERPRI SES, ESPN, HIST OR Y CHANNE L, PBSRichard Hodges/Columbus Ledger-Enquirer/MCT M C Y K


B2 | NEWS-SUN | Sunday, February 9, 2014 ACROSS 1 Gene splicers eld 8 They have strings attached 14 In __: sort of 20 Astronaut Fisher, the rst mother in space 21 He played House 22 Spreads out 23 His number 95-Across is now permanently retired 25 Scholar 26 Fit to __ 27 Habituate 28 Move up and down 30 Piece of cake 31 Peruvian coin 34 Makes bubbly 36 Its roughly 95-Across kilo meters 39 Busy co. on Valentines Day 41 Short-lived 1765 statute 45 Hardly virtuous 46 Classical theater 48 Effervesce 49 Avoids detection 50 Pacic archipelago 53 In __ and out ... 54 Singer DiFranco 55 President number 95-Across 57 Gracile 58 Dogs age 61 Op-ed pieces 62 Bridge coups 63 Tiller opening? 64 Understood 66 Bochco series 69 Gamblers strategy 75 Pedicab, e.g. 79 Persian Gulf land 80 It contains 95-Across crude gallons 82 Wine: Pref. 83 Sean Combs stage name 85 Like some wine glasses 86 Hosiery hue 88 Degree of interest? 90 Biblical words before and af ter for 91 Bearing 92 Vulgar 94 Tarzan creators monogram 95 Douglas Adams facetious answer to the Ultimate Ques tion of Life, the Universe, and Everything 97 Arctic blast 99 Phil Collins gear 101 Like some landings: Abbr. 104 But, to Brutus 105 Verduns river 106 Den __, Nederland 110 Aquarium favorites 112 Its rst printing had 95-Across lines on most pages 116 Hatch, as a plot 117 Increase gradually 118 Kind of watch or warning 119 Funny blunder 120 Quakes 121 Cheaters, to teachers DOWN 1 Tijuana locale 2 Take __ the waist: alter 3 Back in the day 4 Parting wish 5 Yale student 6 Checkered start? 7 Legalese adverb 8 Philatelists item 9 It has 95-Across spots 10 Mysterious character 11 Hosp. areas 12 Mournful mother of myth 13 Spanish titles 14 Stubborn one 15 Distant traveler 16 King who died at 95-Across 17 Bread brushed with ghee 18 Harmonize 19 O.T. book 24 Getting __ years 29 Night iers 32 LAX postings 33 Columbus Blue Jackets org. 34 Aphrodites love 35 Hit lightly 36 Taj __ 37 Protein-building acid 38 The Gates of Hell sculptor 40 Pond ducks 42 The Jungle Book pack leader 43 Lien, say 44 Contract stipulations 46 Magic, on scoreboards 47 Grandma 50 Brunch cocktail 51 Draft choice 52 Farm abode 55 Bridle part 56 Egyptian god of the dead 59 95-Across appears on street signs near this Big Apple land mark 60 Pull 62 NYSE overseer 65 Part of RSVP 66 Painter Fra Filippo __ 67 Makeup mogul Elizabeth 68 Scottish landowner 70 Revolutions, perhaps: Abbr. 71 Arg. miss 72 High schooler 73 Iconic bull 74 Its atomic number is 95-Across 75 Lean-__: sheds 76 Jazz title 77 Cartoon stinker 78 Part of un ao 80 Impressionist John 81 Honorarium 84 Adorn 86 London gallery 87 Sometime it goes 89 Explosive compounds 91 __ Butterworth 93 Brake neighbor, informally 95 Melt together 96 Mobsters code of silence 98 Elicit 100 Hayseeds 101 Longing 102 First-century emperor 103 Cassoulet, e.g. 105 Cousteaus milieux 107 This guy walks into __ ... 108 M*A*S*H star 109 Subj. for Euclid 111 Sun. delivery 113 Cable co. that merged with AT&T 114 Polyending 115 Uplifting wear UNIVERS AL TR U TH BY PAWEL FLUD Z INSKISolution on B4 Metro News ServicesAries (March 21-April 20) Aries, strange forces seem to be work ing against you, but for tunately you are prepared for anything that comes your way. Allow for some time to get things settled. Taurus (April 21-May 21) Taurus, keep a rm hand on your wallet so you can avoid spending well beyond your means. It is best if you avoid making any impulse purchases in the near future. Gemini (May 22-June 21) Gemini, listen carefully when a fami ly member comes to you with some sage advice. Even a seemingly re laxed conversation may prove fruitful. Cancer (June 22-July 22) Cancer, you may seem rushed this week, but resist the temptation to go faster than is comfortable for you. Take your time so things are done right the rst time. Leo (July 23-Aug. 23) Leo, you may have so much fun this week that you dont realize you have been getting work done in the process. Your attitude is even in spiring others around you. Virgo (Aug. 24-Sept. 22) Take a step back when you dont see eye to eye with a colleague, Virgo. Disagreements can quickly escalate, so keep a level head and take all things into con sideration. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) Libra, your intu ition and ability to work with people closely will make your life much more enjoyable. Make use of these talents as you pursue a new career path. Scorpio (Oct. 24Nov. 22) Falling into a slump just isnt your style, Scorpio. Even if things dont seem to be going your way, your at titude and work ethic will make the most of the situation. Sagittarius (Nov. 23Dec. 21) Sagittarius, playing games with someone can be fun, but dont let things turn into a serious rivalry. Fo cus on being lighthearted this week. Capricorn (Dec. 22Jan. 20) Capricorn, your responsible nature helps those in your care to feel safe and secure. It is good to show others how much they mean to you, and you have been doing it correctly. Aquarius (Jan. 21-Feb. 18) Some well-hid den information could come to the surface, and you will have the ability to put it to use, Aquar ius. Just dont let the power go to your head. Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) Pisces, you must deal with a potentially delicate matter in the days to come. Keep a cool head and remain condent.FAMOUS BIRTHDAYSFeb. 9 Judith Light, actress (65); Feb. 10 Emma Roberts, actress (23); Feb. 11Sher yl Crow, singer (52); Feb. 12 Jesse Spencer, actor (35); Feb. 13 Peter Gabriel, singer (64); Feb. 14 Freddie Highmore, actor (22); Feb. 15 Amber Riley, actress/ singer (28).Strange forces are working against you this week, AriesWEEKLY HOROSCOPE The news is just a click away! NEWS-SUN Dear Abby: I have an extremely bright 7-yearold daughter, Amy, from a previous marriage. Her biological father, Jake, and I separated when she was an infant. He lives across the country, so while we shared custody, Amy usually saw him only once a year. For a while I called him Dad when talking about him to her, but when it became apparent that he wasnt going to be in volved in her life (and because I was going to be remarried), we switched to using his rst name. My current husband formally adopted Amy last year, and she couldnt have been happier. Now theres a baby sister, and Amy is overjoyed. Recently, though, Amy has started asking me why Jake never visits and when shes going to see him again. I dont know what to tell her. I feel it would be crushing to her to say that Jake isnt interested in her anymore, but I also dont want to lie to her. How do you tell a 7-year-old she should just forget her biological fa ther because hes never going to be there for her? Anxious in Houston Dear Anxious: Your daughter needs to come to this realization in stag es, and her questions should be answered in an age-appropriate way. Understand that Amy may always be interested in knowing about her biological father, and by the time she is in her teens, she will be computer savvy enough to search him out on the Internet. For now, tell your daughter that the reason Jake doesnt visit is because he is busy, and you dont know when he plans to visit. Its the truth. Dear Abby: My husband and I will celebrate our 50th wedding anniversa ry this year and I have a question. Wed love to invite a group of our friends to celebrate with us at our favorite restaurant, but we wont be able to pick up the tab. Is there a sen sitive way to ask friends to celebrate with us, but get across the message that itll have to be dutch treat? On A Budget in San Antonio Dear On A Budget: If these are close or long time friends, Im sure they wont be shocked that youll be celebrating your 50th especially if some of them were at your wedding. I think the best way to approach this would be to be honest. Tell them that as much as youd like to entertain everybody, you are unable to, but that you would love it if every one could meet for dinner at your favorite restaurant and go dutch treat. And be sure to mention that although its your anniversary, the only gift you would like would be their presence at this happy time.Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phil lips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Write Dear Abby at or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. Absentee dad remains object of young daughters curiosity DE AR ABBYJeanne Phillips M C Y K


www.newssun.comSunday, February 9, 2014 | NEWS-SUN | B3 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT Special to the News-SunSEBRING The Highlands Art Leagues Artist of the Month series is proud to feature the artwork of Roy Algin McLendon Jr. on Friday at the Yellow House Gallery and Gift Shop from 5-8 p.m. Roy is the son of art ist Roy McLendon Sr., one of Floridas black artists known as The Highwaymen. Though he is not considered one of the original Highwaymen, Roy Jr.s work is also inspired by Floridas stunning atmospheric landscapes, harking back to simpler times, but with his own distinguishing style. McLendon is known for his renditions of southern subjects and Caribbean scenes, Floridas lush landscapes, moonlit rivers and lakes, the Royal Poinciana tree, and childhood memories of home places. Fishermen at work, once an everyday sight in communities, are often incor porated in his landscapes. McLendon wishes people not just to see what he creates, but feel his cre ation as well. He has been painting for 45 years, and is not much younger than some of the original Highwaymen themselves. Roy Jr. and his father often painted together as he was grow ing up, sometimes even working on the same Flor ida scene from different points of view. His goal is to make the Highwaymen style more accepted as the ne art that it is, accomplishing this through the professionalism and dedicated artistry of his work. As an added treat, Roy Algin McLendon Sr. promises to be on hand at the Yellow House Gallery the same evening, and will display some of his incredible artwork, as well. The Florida Highway men have met and voted to draft a letter requesting that the Tallahassee Florida Artist Hall of Fame add Roy McLendon Jr. to the roster of the Highwaymen Artists, and he receive the same recognition as the original Highwaymen. He is the only child of the Highwaymen who met these qualications. The Art League joins with Destination Down town from 5-8 p.m. Friday for the Sip and Shop activities on the Circle. The Friday evening at the Yellow House reception includes snacks and light refreshments, with live music supplied by local musician Steve Jones. Enjoy Roys beautiful oil paintings and browse the gallery and studios for original, one of a kind gifts, created by our own local artists. The Yellow House Gallery and Gift Shop is at 1989 Lakeview Drive. The Art League hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday to Friday, and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays. Additional information may also be obtained by calling 385-5312, or visiting the website at named HAL Artist of Month Courtesy photoIssac Knight (from left), Roy A. McLendon Sr., James Gibson, John Jetson, Mary Ann Carrol and Roy A. McLendon Jr., who is the HAL Artist of the Month. Special to the News-SunLAKE PLACID Marie ONeil learned the art of beading as a therapeutic need. That therapy has turned in to a skill that she wants to share with others in an upcoming Tree of Life workshop sponsored by the Caladium Arts and Crafts Cooperative. ONeil was raised in Palm Beach County and has been living in Lake Lure, N.C. for approximately 10 years. She has been beading about four years now. How she got into beading is a story back in time. ONeil is a divorced mom who lost her daugh ter, Amanda, seven years ago. Amanda was 26 at the time. ONeil loves to garden, hike, and spend time with friends. She loves animals, and was blessed to have been left a granddog (pitbull), Lowkey, who she lost 1 1/2 years ago. ONeil owns The Beaded LadyBug in Lake Lure. The day I learned my daughter had passed, a lady bug landed on me, and so the story goes, she said. Lee Ann Hinskey, of Se bring and a member of the Caladium Arts and Crafts Cooperative, was visiting North Carolina and happened upon ONeils shop. Hinskey has shared ONeils talents with the Co-op members, which led to the invitation for ONeil to share her story and tal ents with other beading crafters in Highlands County. ONeil will lead this special workshop at the Caladium Arts and Crafts Cooperative on Feb. 22. The project will be a Tree of Life pendant. It will be made of silver wire and semiprecious stones. The price of the workshop is $60, which will include the complete kit of sup plies, as well as the instruction. Class will start at 10 a.m. with another at 1 p.m. if needed. No beading experience is necessary. ONeil will bring some bead kits and supplies with her for sale during the workshop. Payment must be made at the time of sign up. The Caladium Arts & Crafts Co-operative, 132 E. Interlake Blvd., is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Satur day. Call 699-5940 or visit the website at www.cala Co-op offers Tree of Life workshop Courtesy photoVisiting artist Marie ONeil will hold a workshop on her Tree of Life pendant at the Caladium Cooperative in Lake Placid on Feb. 22 Special to the News-SunSEBRING The Highlands Museum of the Arts (MoTA) hosted its rst Cocktails & Culture event on Jan. 31 to celebrate Cuban culture. To coincide with the contemporary art currently on display through Feb. 21 by Cuban artist Hector Neiblas, Cuban cui sine was provided by Chef Mac from the Palms of Sebring and signature Cuban cocktails The Mojito and The Cuba Libre were served. MoTA plans to host more of these events combining art, cuisine and cocktails in conjunction with its various art exhibits held throughout the year. The next MoTA art exhibit will be Citrus Labels & Crate Expectations, which begins March 1. MoTA is at 351 W. Center Ave. (next to Highlands Little Theatre) in Downtown Sebring at the Allen Altvater Cultural Center. Visit www.HighlandsArtLeague. org or call 385-5312.Cocktails & Culture celebrates Cuba Courtesy photoCathy Albritton (far left), Jim Leary and Nicole Barben (far right) discuss the art of Hector Nieblas with MoTA Docent Susan Milam during the rst Cocktails & Culture celebrating Cuba.MOTAs new event featured artist Hector Neibalas M C Y K


B4 | NEWS-SUN | Sunday, February 9, 2014 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT BY BARRY FOSTERNews-Sun correspondentSEBRING The Friends of the Sebring Library will be getting a shipment of new books. Actually, they are not new, but are the results of a routine weeding process of the Sebring branch of the Highlands County Library System. There are 20 boxes wait ing for delivery representing 1,248 books and video recordings donated from the book Ways to Prepare Hamburger and other Ground Meats by Rick Rogers to The Wiggles video recording of Yummy Yummy. Highlands County Librarian Mary Myers said there are a number of ways an item ends up in the weeding process. A lot of times, its just things that have been on the shelves for a long time and no longer are circulat ing, she said. How up-to-date items are and if the subject matter is something people want have a lot to do with whether or not items stay on the shelves. It is not unusual for librarians to cull out the materials, with Myers saying it happens three to four times a year. Now that we have such a computerized database, we can check the circulation and see the things that have not gone out in three, four or ve years, she said. There are exceptions. For instance, items that are part of a series or back titles by best-selling au thors get revived periodically. For instance the Bourne books (a series of books started by the late Robert Ludlum). We dont want to get rid of those because sometimes peo ple nd them and want to read the series, even though some are years old, she said. The same applies to authors who have written best sellers over the year. The circulation on their older titles pick up when a new book is released. Like Danielle Steele or John Grisham, they have been writing for years, but we try to keep just about everything they have written because people who might be new to that author want to go back and read other things they have written, she said. One classication that is gone for sure is videocassette tapes. Those no longer are being circulated by the library system. The surplus items generally are distributed geographically. The Lake Placid Library has a book sale room, Avon Park has a book store connected to the Library and in Sebring they are donated to the Sebring Friends of the Library, which operates a book store at 117 E. Center Ave. That group donates most all the proceeds back to the library system. I think they gave us back something like $12,000 last year, so it comes back here; its not wasted, Myers said. The money goes back to the County Library cost center. In fact, said My ers, they are installing a set of computers bought this year donated by the Friends of the Sebring Library. The nancial impact to the county is gured at signicantly less than that. Using an estimated value of ve cents to the dollar against the original purchase price makes the overall value to the coun ty of the most recent lot at just $808.46. An thats just the county-donated material. Myers said the Sebring Friends bookstore also has a wide selection of donated materials that come from private gifts and other sources.Sebring Library weeds out books that just sit on shelves MetroLibraries periodically remove books that have been sitting on their shelves for years without being checked out. Those are typically sold. C ROSS W OR D S OL UTION PA IGE SUTHERLANDAssociated PressBOSTON Three lmmakers nominated separately for this years Oscar for best feature documentary credit a long-time Harvard lm professor for inspiring them to greatness. Robb Moss, who has taught at Harvard for 25 years, says hes unduly proud of his students Jehane (JEH HAHN) Noujaim (NA HEEN), Joshua Oppenheimer and Richard Rowley. The three were Har vard classmates in the late 90s. Oppenheimer is nominated for The Act of Killing, which depicts the mass killings of communists and ethnic Chinese in Indonesia in the 1960s. Noujaim was nominated for The Square, about the Egyptian revolution from start to nish. And Richard Rowley is nominated for Dirty Wars, which looks critically at the U.S. military presence in the Middle East.Oscar-nominee filmmakers credit Harvard professorFormer classmates credit Robb Moss for inspiring their talent M C Y K


www.newssun.comSunday, February 9, 2014 | NEWS-SUN | B5 Special to the News-SunLAKE PLACID Donna Dewberry is a world renowned artist, publisher of numerous books, teaches in 47 countries and has more than 6,000 certied teachers throughout the world. She is known for her famous OneStroke Painting Technique and has had many television programs on Public Broadcasting Stations. She also teaches in w/oils for Mar tin Weber and has expanded her horizon to include animals and landscape painting. Dewberry is a native Floridian and resides in Clermont with her husband Marc. They are parents of seven children and have many grandchildren to keep them busy. They have begun Dewberry U with her own studio, classroom and showroom for her products. She travels to do seminars, workshops, and conventions. Dewberry will be doing a work shop at the Caladium Arts and Crafts Cooperative on March 14, beginning at 12:30 p.m. The painting will be an amazing Tulip on a 14-by-18-inch canvas. Dewberry will be supplying the paint and canvas at this workshop. Call call 699-5940. Pay ment is due at registration. The Caladium Arts & Crafts Co-operative is at 132 E. Interlake Blvd.Caladium Co-op to host workshop with Donna Dewberry DEWBERRYClassified ads get results! Call 314-9876 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT Special to the News-SunThree months after the publication of Where Does This Road Go A Boomers Walkabout, author Martin H. Crowe, 65, is retracing the steps of his journey during the month of February. Returning to the trail of his walkabout, Crowe will discuss the book and his discoveries along the way. After repacking his Smart car in Kingston, Mass. and heading back to the open highway, Crowe is encour aging discussions with community groups such as school groups, librar ies, fraternal organizations and the print and electronic press. The re-Walkabout (now dubbed his Talkabout) will include the towns both visited and mentioned in the book, including Sebring. Other cities include (listed alphabetically by state) Daytona Beach, Fort Pierce, Jacksonville, Melbourne, Orlando, St. Augustine, Sebastian, Vero Beach; Alpharetta, Athens, Brunswick, Cordell, Darien, Macon, Marietta, Roswell, Royston, St. Simons Island, Tybee Island, Georgia; Boston, Dorchester Kingston, Plymouth, Massachusetts; Beaver Dam, Cumberland, Frost burg, Ironshire, Ocean City, Snow Hill, Mary land; Beaufort, Cape Hatteras, Cedar Island, Char lotte, Corolla, Duck, Kill Devil Hills, Kitty Hawk, Nags Head, Okracoke Island, Raleigh, Rodanthe, Sanderling, Smitheld, Topsail Beach, Wilmington, North Carolina; Atlantic City, Avalon, Cape May, Sea Isle City, Ocean City, Wildwood, New Jersey; Hallam, King of Prussia, Philadelphia, Valley Forge, Villanova, York, Pennsylvania; Charleston, Myr tle Beach, South Carolina; Bumpass, Culpeper, Front Royal, Mineral, Richmond, Newport News, Norfolk, Winchester, Virginia; and Berkeley Springs, West Vir ginia. A traditional walk about refers to a rite of passage for male Australian Aborigines who undertake a journey during adolescence in which they would wander and live in the wilderness for a period as long as six months. Published by Moving River Press and available at both and, the 232-page book avail able as an E-book as well chronicles Crowes ramblings and ruminations as he attempted to regroup as his nal child left for college and nds himself with an empty house in Kingston, Mass. and a bucket full of whats next. Crowe did what many have done to nd a new perspective and clarity; he hit the open road. He ex plains, After almost 40 years of building my life around what the family needed, I knew the infrastructure of my life would be radically different. So, I left it all behind, turned off all my gadgets, put my tent in the Smart Car and headed west. Over three months, I traveled over 13,000 miles (less than 800 on Interstates) by planes, trains and automobiles, and boats (missed the bus somehow). Crowes angst is far from dissimilar to many thoughtful Baby Boom er brethren. Baby Boomers (the post-World War II babies born between 1946-1964 and the worlds largest segment of our population) are graying and facing the autumn of life and with greater expectations than bingo, soft, chewable food or receding into the background. Crowe experienced many surprises along the way. He reminisces, Amazingly, I did not listen to any of the music CDs I carefully chose. Just listening to the rhythm of the road, I discovered the ability to think of nothing. Create a vacuum and see what gets sucked in. I stayed in cheap motels, campgrounds, and with a few friends and family who helped me wrestle with my future. Most of the time, I ate in my hotel room or cooked at a campre, sticking to healthy food, walking almost 150 miles and another 35 riding a bike. I had a lot of time to think about anything I wanted, old plans interrupted, new plans bursting, opportunities, constraints. It was strange to focus on myself for so long. The book takes the reader along Crowes travels, meandering geographically throughout the U.S. with experiences from disappointment to serendipity. To arrange a community discussion with the author, visit www.Boomer, or email Martin H. Crowe at To purchase the book or for more about Where Does This Road Go A Boomers Walkabout, visit the steps of a modern day Walkabout M C Y K


B6 | NEWS-SUN | Sunday, February 9, 2014 Places to Worship is a paid advertisement in the News-Sun that is published Friday and Sunday. To place a listing in this directory, call the News-Sun at 385-6155, ext. 596.ANGLICANNew Life Anglican Fellowship, 10 N. Main Ave. (Womans Club), Lake Placid, FL 33852. Rev. Susan Rhodes, Deacon in Charge, (863) 243-3191; strhodes1020@ Sunday Worship, 10 a.m. Teaching, Holy Communion, Music, Fellowship, Healing Prayer. Pastoral and Spiritual.ASSEMBLY OF GODChrist Fellowship Church (Assembly of God), 2935 New Life Way. Bearing His Name; Preaching His Doctrine; and Awaiting His Coming. Worshiping God in Spirit and in Truth. Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10 a.m.; Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Worship, 7 p.m. Pastor Eugene Haas. Phone 471-0924. First Assembly of God, 4301 Kenilworth Blvd., Sebring. The Rev. Wilmont McCrary, pastor. Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship and KIDS Church, 11 a.m.; Evening Worship, 7 p.m. Wednesday Family Night, (Adult Bible Study), LIFE Youth Group, Royal Rangers, Missionettes, 7:30 p.m. Phone 385-6431.BAPTISTAvon Park Lakes Baptist Church, 22600 N. Highlands Blvd., Avon Park, FL 33825. George Hall, Pastor. Christ centered and biblically based. Sunday worship services, 8:30 a.m., 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Nursery facilities are available. Bible studies at 9:45 a.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. Wednesday. Prayer Time 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday. Bible classes at 9:45 a.m. are centered for all ages. Choir practice at 5 p.m. Sunday. Church phone: 452-6556. Bethany Baptist Church (GARBC) We are located at the corner of SR17 and C-17A (truck route) in Avon Park. Join us Sunday morning at 9:00 AM for coffee and doughnuts, followed with Sunday School for all ages at 9:30. Sunday morning worship service begins at 10:30 a.m., and evening worship service is at 6 p.m. On Wednesdays, the Word of Life teen ministry and the Catylist class (20s+) begin at 6:30 PM. The adult Bible and Prayer Time begins at 7 p.m. Go to or call the church ofce at 863-452-1136. Faith Missionary Baptist Church, off State Road 17 North of Sebring at 1708 LaGrange Ave. Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship, 11 a.m.; Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday Service, 7 p.m. Deaf interpretation available. Ken Lambert, Pastor. Phone 386-5055. Fellowship Baptist Church, 1000 Maxwell St., Avon Park, FL 33825. Sunday: Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:45 a.m.; Wednesday: Evening Service, 7 p.m.; Children/Youth, 7 p.m. Telephone: 453-4256. Fax: 453-6986. E-mail: ofce@; Web site, First Baptist Church of Avon Park, N. Lake Ave., Avon Park, FL 453-6681. Rev. Jon Beck, pastor; Rev. Johnattan Soltero, Hispanic pastor; Joy Loomis, director of music. Sunday Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.; Worship, 10:45 a.m.; Childrens Church, 10:45 a.m.; Youth Choir, 4:30 p.m.; Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Nursery provided for both services. Wednesday Wednesday Night Supper, 5:15 p.m.; Childrens Choir, 5:45 p.m.; Youth Activities, 6 p.m.; Prayer Meeting/Bible Study, 6 p.m.; Worship Choir Practice, 6 p.m.; Mission Programs for Children, 6:45 p.m. Hispanic Services: Sunday school at 9:30 a.m., worship service at 11 a.m. Wednesday Bible study at 7 p.m. To watch services online, go to the website at In the heart of Avon Park, for the hearts of Avon Park. First Baptist Church of Lake Josephine, 111 Lake Josephine Drive, Sebring (just off U.S. 27 midway between Sebring and Lake Placid). Your place for family, friends and faith. Sunday morning worship service is 11 a.m. Nursery is provided for both services with Childrens Church at 11 a.m. Life changing Bible Study for all ages starts at 9:45 a.m. Sunday night worship at 6 p.m. Wednesday Bible Study and Prayer meeting at 7 p.m. along with youth worship in the youth facility, and missions training for all children. Call the church at 655-1524. First Baptist Church of Lake Placid, Knowing Gods Heart and Sharing Gods Hope, 119 E. Royal Palm St., Lake Placid, FL 33852 (863) 465-3721, Website: www. Email: Sunday services Traditional Service 9 a.m., Contemporary Service 10:30 a.m. Link Groups at 9 and 10:30 a..m., Wednesday Activities: Family dinner at 5 p.m. ($4 per person, reservations required). Prayer meeting, Youth Intersections, and MaxKidz Extreme meet at 6:15 p.m. The church is at 119 E. Royal Palm St., Lake Placid. For information, call 465-3721 or go to First Baptist Church of Lorida located right on U.S. 98 in Lorida. Sunday School begins at 9:45 a.m. for all ages. Sunday worship services are at 11 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Preschool care is provided at the 11 a.m. worship service. Wednesday evening Bible Study and Prayer meeting is at 6:30 p.m., followed by adult choir rehearsal. From September the AWANA groups meet. First Lorida is the Place to discover Gods love. For more information about the church or the ministries offered, call 655-1878. First Baptist Church, Sebring, 200 E. Center Ave., Sebring, FL 33870. Telephone: 385-5154. Rev. Matthew D. Crawford, senior pastor; Rev. Nuno Norberto, associate pastor, minister of music and senior adults; and Dixie Kreulen, preschool director. Group Bible Studies, 9:15 a.m.; Blended Service, 10:30 a.m.; Mision Buatista Hispana, 2 p.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday night programs at the ROC begin 5:30 p.m., at church begin 6:30 p.m. Preschool and Mothers Day Out for children age 6 weeks to 5 years old. Call 385-4704. Website Florida Avenue Baptist Church, 401 S. Florida Ave., Avon Park. Mailing address is 710 W. Bell St., Avon Park, FL 33825. Tele phone, 453-5339. Rev. John D. Girdley, pastor. Sunday School, 9:45 a.m.; Sunday Worship, 11 a.m.; 11 a.m. Childrens Church; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday night programs for children and youth at 6 p.m. and for adults at 6:30 p.m. Independent Baptist Church, 5704 County Road 17 South, Sebring, FL 33876. Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. Sunday worship, 10:30 a.m. Sunday evening, 6 p.m. Wednesday service, 7 p.m. Fundamental, soul-winning, mission-minded, King James Bible Church. Larry Ruse, pastor. Phone 6551899. Bus transportation. Leisure Lakes Baptist Church, 808 Gardenia St., Lake Placid (just off of Miller at the west end of Lake June) Where the old fashion gospel is preached. Sunday School begins at 9:30 a.m.; Sunday Worship service at 10:45 a.m.; Sunday Evening Service is at 6 p.m. Wednesday Prayer Meeting and Bible Study at 6 p.m. Call the church at 699-0671 for more information. Maranatha Baptist Church (GARBC), 35 Maranatha Blvd., Sebring, FL 33870 (A half mile east of Highlands Avenue on Arbuckle Creek Road.) Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:15 a.m.; Evening Service, 6 p.m. Mid-week service, Wednesday, 6 p.m. Daily Prayer and Bible Study, 8 a.m., Hamman Hall. Pastor Gerald Webber and Associate Pastors Don Messenger and Ted Ertle. Phone 382-4301. Parkway Free Will Baptist Church, 3413 Sebring Parkway, Sebring, FL 33870. Welcome to the church where the Son always shines. Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship, 11 a.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m.; and Wednesday Evening Worship, 7 p.m. End-of-the-Month-Sing at 6 p.m. on the last Sunday of each month. The Rev. J.S. Scaggs, pastor. Church phone: 382-3552. Home phone: 214-3025. Afliated with the National Association of Free Will Baptists, Nashville, Tenn. Sparta Road Baptist Church, (SBC) 4400 Sparta Road. Evangelist Roger Jaudon. Sunday school, 9:45 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship, 11 a.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Prayer/Bible Study, 6 p.m. Nursery provided. For information, call 382-0869. Southside Baptist Church (GARBC), 379 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring. David C. Altman, Pastor. Sunday School for all ages, 9:30 a.m.; Morning Worship Service, 10:45 a.m.; Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Student ministry, 6:30 p.m.; Awana kindergarten through fth grade, 6:30 p.m.; Adult Midweek Prayer and Bible Study, 7 p.m. A nursery for under age 3 is available at all services. Provisions for handicapped and hard-of-hearing. Ofce phone, 385-0752. Spring Lake Baptist Church, Where the Bible is Always Open. Pastor Richard Schermerhorn, 7408 Valencia Road; 6552610. Assistant Pastor Ronald Smith, 3861610. On U.S. 98 at the Spring Lake Village II entrance. Sunday School, 9:45 a.m. for all ages; Morning Worship, 10:45 a.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday Midweek Bible Study and Prayer Service, 6:30 p.m. Nursery available for all services. Sunridge Baptist Church, (SBC) 3704 Valerie Blvd. (U.S. 27 and Valerie, across from Florida Hospital), Sebring. Tim Finch, pastor. Sunday School, 9;30 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship, 10:45 a.m.; and Sunday Evening Service, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Prayer, Bible Study, and Youth, 6:30 p.m.Nursery provided. For information, call 382-3695.CATHOLICOur Lady of Grace Catholic Church, 595 E. Main St., Avon Park, 453-4757. Father Nicholas McLoughlin, pastor. Saturday Vigil Mass is 4 p.m. in English and 7 p.m. in Spanish; Sunday mass 8 and 10:30 a.m. in English. Sunday Life Teen Mass at 6 p.m. Weekday mass at 8 a.m. English confession at 3:30 p.m. Saturday; Spanish confession at 6:30 p.m. Religious Education Classes (September to May) are 9-10:20 a.m. Sunday for grades K through 5th. Grades 6th through Youth Bible Study are from 6:308:30 p.m. Wednesday. St. Catherine Catholic Church, 820 Hickory St., Sebring. Parrish ofce/mailing address: 882 Bay St., Sebring, FL 33870, 3850049, 385-6762 (Spanish); fax, 385-5169; email,; website, www. School Ofce/Mailing, Principal Dr. Anna V. Adam, 747 S. Franklin St., Sebring, FL 33870; 385-7300; fax, 3857310; email School ofce hours 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Mon day-Friday. Clergy: Very Rev. Jos Gonzlez, V.F., or 385-0049; Pa rochial Vicar, Rev. Victor Caviedes, 3853993; Assisting Priest (retired), Rev. J. Peter Sheehan; Decons, Rev. Mr. James R. McGarry and Rev. Mr. Max M. Severe. WEEKEND MASS SCHEDULE: Saturday: 4 p.m.; Sunday 8 and 10 a.m., 12 p.m. (Spanish), 5 p.m. (Holy Family Youth Center), every third Sunday of the month at 2 p.m. (French Mass). Daily Mass: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. and 12 p.m. Saturday at 9 a.m. Sacrament of Reconcilliation: 7:15-7:45 a.m. rst Friday, 2:30-3:15 p.m. Saturday and 9-9:45 a.m. Sunday. Ofce Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. St. James Catholic Church, 3380 Placidview Drive, Lake Placid, 465-3215. Father Michael J. Cannon. Mass schedule: Summer (May 1 to Oct. 31) Saturday Vigil, 4 p.m.; Sunday 8 a.m. and 9:30 a.m.; Weekdays, 9 a.m. December thru Easter Saturday, 4 p.m.; Sunday, 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.; Weekdays 9 a.m.; and Holy Days 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 7 p.m., rst Saturday at 9 a.m.CHRISTIANCornerstone Christian Church, (Saxon Hall) 1003 West Pine St., Avon Park, FL 33825. Love Christ Love People. Jon Carter, Music Minister. Sunday, 9 a.m. Bible Study; 10 a.m. Worship; Communion available each week. Wednesday, 7 p.m. Fellowship Group. For more information call 4537679. Sebring Christian Church, 4514 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33872. Tod Schwingel, Preacher; Josh Knabel (812-618-7118), Youth Pastor. Sunday Worship, 9:30 a.m.; Sunday School, 11 a.m.; Sunday Youth Service, 6 p.m; Evening service at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday night meals, 5:30 p.m. followed by classes at 6:30 p.m. Changing Seasons, a mens grief support group, meets at 1:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Alzheimers Caregivers Support Group meets at 1 p.m. Thursdays. Ofce hours, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday-Friday. Phone 382-6676. F irst Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), 510 Poinsettia Avenue, (corner of Poinsettia and Eucalyptus), Sebring, FL 33870. Phone: 385-0358 or 385-3435. The Rev. Ronald Norton, Pastor; Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Praise Breakfast, 10 a..m., Morning Worship, 10:30 a.m.; Childrens Church, 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Praise and Worship, 6:45 p.m. Youth Fellowship, 7:15 p.m.; Mid week Bible Study, 7:15 p.m.CHRISTIAN & MISSIONARY ALLIANCEThe Alliance Church of Sebring, 451 Sparta Road, Sebring, FL 33875. Call 3821343. Rev. Steve Hagen, pastor. Sunday services: Sunday School meets at 9:30 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship Service meets at 10:30 a.m.; Sunday Evening Bible Study meets at 6 p.m. (off site); Wednesday Prayer Gathering meets at 6 p.m.CHRISTIAN SCIENCEChristian Science Church, 154 N. Franklin St. Sunday: 10:30 a.m. morning worship and Sunday school. Testimonial meetings at 4 p.m. each second and fourth Wednesday. A free public reading room/ bookstore, located in the church, is open before and after church services. The Bible and the Christian Science textbook, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy are our only preachers. All are welcome to come and partake of the comfort, guidance, support and healing found in the lesson-sermons.CHURCH OF BRETHRENChurch of the Brethren, 700 S. Pine St., Sebring, FL 33870. Sunday: Church School, 9 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:15 a.m. Wednesday: Temple Choir, 7:30 p.m. Phone 385-1597.CHURCH OF CHRISTAvon Park Church of Christ, 200 S. Forest Ave., Avon Park, FL 33825. Minister: Don Smith. Sunday Worship Services, 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Nursery facilities are avail able at every service. Bible Study: Sunday, 9:30 a.m. and Wednesday, 7 p.m. Bible centered classes for all ages. Church phone: 453-4692. Heartland church of Christ, Lakeshore Mall Suite 42 (outside entrance), 901 U.S. Highway 27 N, Sebring, FL 33870. Sunday worship, 9 a.m. to noon; Wednesday, Bible study, 7 p.m. Evangelist Carl Ford, (863) 402-2159. Lake Placid Church of Christ, 1069 Hwy 27 North, Lake Placid, FL 33852. Mailing address is P.O. Box 1440, Lake Placid, FL 33862. Sunday morning worship is at 10 a.m. Sunday evening worship is 6 p.m. Bible class 9 a.m. Sundays and Wednesday evenings at 7 p.m. All are invited to join us. For more information, call the church at 863465-4636 or visit the website www.thelord Sebring Parkway Church of Christ, 3800 Sebring Parkway, Sebring, FL 33870; 3857443. Minister: Kevin Patterson. Times of service are: Sunday Bible Class, 9 a.m.; Sunday Worship Service, 10 a.m.; Sunday Evening Service, 6 p.m.; Wednesday Bible Class, 7 p.m. CHURCH OF GODChurch on the Ridge, Church of God, Anderson, Ind.; 1130 State Road 17 North, Sebring, FL 33870. Worship Service Sunday, 10 a.m.; Bible Study and Prayer, Wednesday, 7 p.m. Pastor Dr. Collet Varner, (863) 382-0773.CHURCH OF NAZARENEFirst Church of the Nazarene of Avon Park P.O. Box 1118., Avon Park, FL 338251118. 707 W. Main St. Sunday: Sunday school begins at 9:45 a.m. for all ages; morning worship at 10:45 a.m.; and evening service at 6 p.m. Wednesday evening service is at 7 p.m. with special services for children and adults. If you need any more information, call 453-4851. Church of the Nazarene of Lake Placid, 512 W. Interlake Blvd., Lake Placid, FL 33852. Adult Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.; Morning worship, 10:45 a.m.; Wednesday evening: All church meal, 6 p.m.; Christian Life Study, 6:45 p.m. Winter Life groups pending. Call 446-1339. Pastor Tim Taylor.CHURCHES OF CHRIST IN CHRISTIAN UNION Community Bible Church Churches of Christ in Christian Union, (Orange Blossom Conference Center) 1400 C-17A North (truck route), Avon Park. Presenting Jesus Christ as the answer for time and eternity. Sunday morning worship service, 10:30 a.m. Nursery provided. Junior Church activities at same time for K-6 grade. Sunday School Bible hour (all ages), 9:30 a.m. (Transportation available.) Sunday evening praise and worship service, 6 p.m. Wednesday evening prayer service, 7 p.m. Children and youth activities at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Everyone is welcome, please come worship with us. Tom Schwankweiler, Pastor. Phone 453-6052.EPISCOPALEpiscopal Church of the Redeemer Avon Park, 910 W. Martin St., Avon Park, FL 33825 (U.S. 27 across from Wells Motor Co.). Rev. Canon George Conger. Sunday services: Holy Communion at 9:30 a.m.; Saturday Bible study at 2:15 p.m. Everyone is welcome. Come and worship with us; we would love to meet you. Church ofce, 4535664; fax, 453-4853. Visit us at our website at Email Call the thrift store for hours open and donation pick up at 6649668 or 453-5664. St. Agnes Episcopal Church 3840 Lakev iew Drive, Sebring, FL 33870. Father Scott Walker. Sunday Services: Holy Eucharist Rite I 7:45 a.m., Holy Eucharist Rite II 10 a.m. Midweek service on Wednesday at 6 p.m. Sunday School for all ages at 9 a.m. The nursery is open 8:45 a.m. until 15 minutes after the 10 a.m. service ends. Wednesday: Adult Bible study, 9:30 a.m. Visitors are always welcome. Church ofce 385-7649, for more information. St. Francis of Assisi Anglican Episcopal Church, 43 Lake June Road, Lake Placid, FL 33852. Phone: 465-0051. Rev. Elizabeth L. Nelson, Rector. Worship: Sunday, 8 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday Bible study at 9:15 a.m. Sunday School at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday Worship 6 p.m. and Thursday 9 a.m. Holy Communion with Healing. Call the thrift store for hours open 699-0221.EVANGELICAL FREE CHURCH OF AMERICAThe Church of the Way EFCA, 1005 N. Ridgewood Drive, Sebring. Sunda1005 N. Ridgewood Drive, Sebring. Sunday school and worship service at 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Youth activities, 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays. The Way is a church family who gathers for contemporary worship, teaching of Gods Word, prayer and fellowship. Come early and stay after for fellowship time. Child care and childrens church are provided. Reinhold Buxbaum is pastor. The Way A place for you. Ofce Phone: 471-6140, Church Cell Phone: 273-3674. Email: thewaychurch@ Web site: www. TheWayChurch.orgGRACE BRETHRENGrace Brethren Church, 3626 Thunderbird Road, (863) 835-0869. Dr. Randall Smith, senior pastor. Sunday services at 9 a.m., 10:45 a.m. and 6 p.m.; Wednesday services at 7 p.m. We offer Kid City Childrens Ministry throughout all services, and there are variosu other classes for teens, married couples, prime-timers, and Bible studies in Spanish. Kid City Day Care, Preschool and After-School Monday-Friday: 7 a.m.-6 p.m. (For registration call: 3853111). Check us out on the Web at Christian Church, 1016 W. Camphor St., Avon Park, FL 33825; (863) 453-5334; on the Web at Our motto is Jesus is First at First Christian Church. Greg Ratliff, Senior Minister; Bible School 9 a.m.; Worship 10 a.m.; Wednesday studies for all ages, 6 p.m. Nursery provided for all events.INTERDENOMINATIONAL World Harvest and Restoration Ministries, (non-denominational) 2200 N. Avon Blvd.,(non-denominational) 2200 N. Avon Blvd., Avon Park, FL 33825. Phone: 4529777 or 453-3771. Sunday service: Sunday School, 10 a.m. and worship, 11 a.m. Wednesday services: 7 p.m. prayer meeting/Bible study. Pastor: W.H. Rogers.LUTHERANAtonement Lutheran Church (ELCA), 1178 S.E. Lakeview Drive., Sebring. Da vid Thoresen will be the Spiritual Leader ev ery Sunday for the next two months. Jim Helwig, organist. Worship service with the Holy Eucharist is at 9:30 a.m. every Sunday. Birthday Sunday is the rst Sunday of each month after the service. Council meeting is on the rst Tuesday of each month. WELCA meets at noon second Tuesday of the month with a light lunch. Labyrinth Prayer Garden is open to the public 24 hours a day, seven days a week. When in need of prayers or to talk to God, come to the Garden. Come and grow with us; we would love to meet you and your family. Dont worry about how you look. Jesus went to the temple in a robe and sandals. Quilting classes every Monday at 6 p.m. Looking for quilters or people willing to learn. Call 840-3303. Christ Lutheran Church Avon Park LCMS, 1320 County Road 64, 1/2 mile east of Avon Park High School past the fourway stop sign. Sunday Divine Worship is at 10 a.m. Holy Communion is celebrated every week with traditional Lutheran Liturgy, hymns and songs of praise. Fellowship time with coffee and refreshments follows worship. Come worship and fellowship with us. For information call Pastor Scott McLean at (863) 471-2663 or see Faith Lutheran Church LCMS,2740 Lakeview Dr, Sebring; Church phon e: 3857848; Faith Child Development Center: 3853232. Sunday Traditional Worship Service: 8 a.m.; Sunday Praise Worship Service: 10:30 a.m.; Communion served 1st, 3rd & 5th Sunday. Sunday School & Bible Classes: 9:15 a.m. Worship Svc. Broadcast at 8 a.m. on WITS 1340AM each Sunday. Educational opportunities include weekly adult Bible studies, Faiths Closet Thrift Store (385-2782) is open from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. All are warmly welcome in the Family of Faith. Good Shepherd Lutheran Church (AALC) American Association of Lutheran Churches, 3240 Grand Prix Drive, Sebring, FL 33872. James Weed, pastor. Worship Service, 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Bible Study, 9 a.m. Nursery provided. Social activities: Choir, Missions, Evangelism. Phone 385-2346. New Life Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3725 Hammock Road, a Congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Synod (ELS) in fellowship with the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS). Sunday Worship at 10 a.m.; Bible Study, 9 a.m. For more infor mation, call Pastor Luke Willitz at 385-2293 or visit the Web site at www.newlifesebring. com. Resurrection Lutheran Church ELCA, 324 E. Main St., at Memorial Drive, Avon Park. Pastor Rev. John C. Grodzinski. Sunday worship 8 and 10:30 a.m.; Sunday School at 9:15 a.m. Coffee and fellowship following 10:30 a.m. service. Wednesday Worship Service is at 7 p.m. Open Communion celebrated at all services. Gods Work, Our Hands. Trinity Lutheran Church LCMS, 25 Lakeview St., Lake Placid, FL 33852; 4655253. The Rev. Richard A. Norris, pastor; Susan C. Norris, Trinity Tots Pre-School director Education Hour, 8:45 a.m.; Worship service, 10 a.m. Holy Communion each rst and third Sunday. Childrens Church scheduled during worship service, 4-year-olds through fth grade. Nursery provided during worship service for infants to 3-yearolds. Seasonal Mid-Week Services each Wwednesday evening during Advent and Lent. Call church ofce at 465-5253 or visit the website at Other activities and groups include: Choir; Ladies Guild and LWML; Mens Fellowship Group, Small Group Bible Studies; Trinity Tots Pre-school, and Youth Group.NON-DENOMINATIONALBible Fellowship Church, 3750 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33872. Sunday: American Sign Language: First Worship sermon, songs signed rst and second Worship services. First Worship service, 9 a.m.; Second Worship service, 10:45 a.m. Nursery (up to 2 years old) and Sunday school classes both hours. BFC Youth, 6 p.m.; Evening Service, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Children, ages 4 yrs through 5th grade, 6 p.m.; Youth, 6-7:30 p.m.; Prayer time, 6:15 p.m. Todd Patterson, pastor; Andy McQuaid, associate pastor. Web site Church ofce 385-1024. Calvary Church, 1825 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33872; 386-4900. An independent community church. Sunday morning worship, 10 a.m.; Bible study, 11:15 a.m.; Sunday evening service, 6 p.m. Pastor Lester Osbeck. A small friendly church waiting for your visit. Christian T raining Ministries Inc., on Sebring Parkway. Enter off County Road 17 on Simpson Avenue. Sunday service is at 10 a.m.; Wednesday Bible study at 7 p.m. A nursery and childrens church are provided. The church is part of Christian International Ministries Network, a full gospel, non-denominational ministry. Linda M. Downing, minister, Casey L. Downing, associate minister, Church phone: 314-0482. Web site: Crossroads of Life,148 E. Interlake Blvd., Lake Placid, FL 33852; Tel. 863-655-9163. The place of your Divine appointment. We expect our supernatural God to transform our lives through His power and grace. Come, learn of His plan and destiny for you. With His plan we receive His provision along with His perfect timing and opportunity. What you have longed for, but have been missing, can now be received. The direction you have been thirsty for will suddenly quench your parched soul. Come to experience what you have been missing for so long empowerment in every area of life. We teach, train and send forth to win souls. You dont speak English no problema. We have a Spanish interpreter. We look forward to fellowship and worship with you at 7 p.m. every Wednesday. Pastoers Gil and Rosa Benton (Faith Never Fails). Grace Bible Church, 4541 Thunderbird Road, (second church on left) Sebring, FL 33872. Phone, 382-1085. Dustin Woods, lead pastor. Saturday Worship, 6:30 p.m. Sunday, 9 and 11 a.m. Monday, 5:30-7:30 p.m.; Wednesday, Childrens & Youth Programs, 6 p.m.; Wednesday, 8:30 p.m., College Ministry. Faith Center West Ministry, Restoring Lives, Families & Communities. In the Banyan Plaza at 2349 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, FL 33870. Pastors Leroy and JoAnn Taylor the public to worship on Sundays at 11 a.m. for Praise & Worship and on Wednesdays at 7 p.m. for Bible study and prayer. Children classes are available for all services. Ministries for youth, men and women are held throughout the month. Please attend these Spirit-lled services. Moving Forward in Unity. Church ofce, 385-1800 or 655-2748. Highlands Community Church, a casual contemporary church, meets at 3005 New Life Way. Coffee at 9:30 a.m.; Worship at 10 a.m. Nursery and Kids World classes. Small groups meet throughout the week. Church phone is 402-1684; Pastor Bruce A. Linhart. New Beginnings Church of Sebring, worshiping at The Morris Chapel, 307 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring, FL 33870. Pastor Gary Kindle. Bible study every Sunday, 9 a.m. Blended Church Service, 10:15 a.m. Phone (863) 835-2405. Begin your week with us. The Lords Sentinel Fellowship Church, 148 E. Interlake Blvd., Lake Placid (at Lake Placid Christian School), Pastor Juanita Folsom. Sunday morning service, 10:30 a.m.; Monday, Sentinel School of Theology, 7 p.m.; Church service, Tuesday, 7 p.m. More information at www.juanitafolsomministries. com. Union Church, 106 N. Butler Ave., Avon Park, FL 33825. Sunday traditional worship service is at 7:45 a.m. (October through Easter) and 9 a.m. Contemporary Sunday worship service is at 10:45 a.m. Nursery and childrens church available. Wednesday night worship with Pastor Tiger Gullett and CrossTalk with Pastor Bill Breylinger at 6 p.m. Breakfast and lunch menus at Solid Grounds. Senior Pastor is Bill Breylinger. Ofce: 453-3345. Unity Life Enrichment Centre, new location, 10417 Orange Blossom Blvd. S., Se bring, FL 33875; 471-1122; e-mail unity@ Web site, www.unityofsebring. org. 10:30 a.m. Sunday Celebration Service, Nursery and Childrens Church. Weekly Classes, Christian Bookstore and Cafe, Prayer Ministry, Life Enrichment Groups. Rev. Andrew C. Conyer, senior minister transform ing lives from ordinary to extraordinary. 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www.newssun.comSunday, February 9, 2014 | NEWS-SUN | B7 PLACES TO WOR S HI PPRESBYTERIANCovenant Presbyterian Church (PCA), 4500 Sun N Lake Blvd., Sebring, 33872-2113. Pastor Tom Schneider. A Congregation of the Presbyterian Church in America. Sunday morning worship: Traditional ser vice, 10:30 a.m.; Sunday school, 9:15 a.m. Wednesday evening Prayer Meeting, 6 p.m.; Childrens/Youth Group, 5:30-7 p.m.; choir practice, 7:15 p.m. Phone: 385-3234; Fax: 385-2759; e-mail: covpres@stra; Web site: Ofce hours: 8:30-12:30 a.m. Monday-Friday.First Presbyterian Church AR P, 215 E. Circle St., (two entrances on LaGrande), Avon Park, FL 33825. Phone: 453-3242. The Rev. Robert Johnson is the pastor. Sunday School, 9:15 a.m.; Sunday Worship, 10:45 a.m.; Wednesday Bible study, 10:30 a.m.; Potluck dinner, 6 p.m. third Wednesday; choir practice, 6:30 p.m. each Wednesday; Children Ministry and Youth Group, 6 p.m. each Friday; Mary Circle business meeting, 1 p.m. second Wednesday; Sarah Circle business meeting, 4 p.m. second Thursday; Womens Ministries Combined Bible study, 4 p.m. third Thursday. Be a part of a warm, caring church family with traditional services, following biblical truth. First Presbyterian Church, AR P, 319 Poinsettia Ave., Sebring, FL 33870. 385-0107. Email:, Rev. Darrell A. Peer, pastor. Sunday School, all ages, 9:30 a.m.; Fellowship Time, 10:30 a.m.; Worship Service, 11 a.m. Tuesday: Youth Groups meet for devotions/Bible study, crafts, sport activities and dinner. Middle and high school, 3:30-6:30 p.m. Elementary School, 4-5:30 p.m. Wednesday: Adult Bible Study, 10:30 a.m. Choir Rehearsal, 5:30 p.m. A nursery is available during worship. Call the church ofce for more information and other classes. First Presbyterian Church, AR P,, 117 N. Oak Ave., Lake Placid, 465-2742. The Rev. Ray Cameron, senior pastor; the Rev. Drew Severance, associate pastor. Sunday Traditional Worship, 8 and 9:30 a.m.; Contemporary Worship, 11 a.m.; Sunday School, 9:45 a.m. Wednesday evenings: Adult small group Bible Study 7 p.m. (Nursery available), Youth Group (6-12th grades) 7 p.m., nursery and childrens ministry, 7 p.m. Family Biblical Counseling available by appointment. Spring Lake Presbyterian Church (USA), 5887 U.S. 98, Sebring, FL 33876. Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Worship Service, 10 a.m. Session meets at 6:30 p.m. the second Thursday of the month, September through June. Board of Deacons meet at 5:30 p.m. rst Monday of the month. Choir rehearses at 7 p.m. each Wednesday, September through April. Presbyterian Women meet at 10 a.m. the third Thursday of the month. Organist: Richard Wedig. Choir Director: Suzan Wedig. Church phone, 655-0713; e-mail,, Web site, ADVENTISTAvon Park Seventh-day Adventist Church, 1410 West Avon Blvd., Avon Park. Phone: 453-6641 or e-mail:, Sabbath School, 9:30 a.m Saturday. Church Service 10:45 a.m. Saturday. Wednesday prayer meeting 7 p.m. Community Service hours on Tuesday and Thursday is from 9:00 a.m. till 2 p.m. A sale takes place the rst Sunday of each month. Senior Pastor Frank Gonzalez. Walker Memorial Academy Christian School offering education for kindergarten through 12th grades. ALL ARE WELCOME. Associate Pastor is Ryan Amos. Website is Sebring Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 2106 N. State Road 17, Sebring; 385-2438. Worship Services: 9:15 a.m. Worship hour, 11 a.m. Prayer meeting, Tuesday, 7:15 p.m. Community service: every Monday 9-11 a.m. Health Seminar with Dr. Seralde, every Friday, 10:00 a.m. Pastor Nathan Madrid.THE CHURCH OF LATTER DAY SAINTSThe Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 3235 Grand Prix Dr., Sebring, Fl 33872; (863) 3829092 Steve Austin, Bishop; Mark Swift, 1st Counselor; Del Murphy, 2nd Counselor. Family History Center (863) 382-1822. Sunday Services: Sacrament Meeting, 10-11:10 a.m.; Gospel Doctrine, 11:20 a.m. to noon; Priesthood/Relief Society, 12:10-1p.m.; Primary for children, 11:15 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Youth Activities: Wednesdays, 7-8:20 p.m. Scouts: rst and third Wednesday, 7-8:20 p.m. Activity Days: 8-11 yr old Boys and Girls, second and fourth Wednesdays, 7-8:20 p.m.THE SALVATION ARMYThe Salvation Army Center for Worship. Sunday: Sunday School, 9:45 a.m.; Holiness meeting, 11 a.m.; and Praise meeting and lunch, noon. Tuesday: Bible study, 6:30 p.m.; and Womens Ministries, 7 p.m. Wednesday: Youth Ministries, 4 p.m. All meetings are at 120 N. Ridgewood Ave., Sebring. For more information, visit the Web site www. or call Major Bruce Stefanik at 385-7548, ext. 110. UNITED METHODISTFirst United Methodist Church, 105 S. Pine St., 105 S. Pine St., Sebring, FL 33870. Pastor John A. Bryant. Traditional Worship Service at 8:10 and 10:50 a.m. in the sanctuary, Contemporary Worship in the FLC at 9:30 a.m. Sunday School at 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. Methodist Youth Fellowship at 5:30 p.m. Sundays The 10:55 a.m. Sunday worship service is broadcast over WITS 1340 on AM dial. There is a nursery available at all services. First United Methodist Church, 200 S. Lake Ave., Avon Park, FL 33825. (863) 453-3759, Rev. Gary Pendrak, Pastor. Sunday School 9 a.m., Worship 10:30 a.m. Bible study every Wednesday at 6 p.m. Visit us at our church website: Memorial United Methodist Church, 500 Kent Ave., (overlooking Lake Clay) Lake Placid, FL, 33852. Rev. Tim Haas, pastor. Rev. Claude H.L. Burnett, pastoral assistant. Rev. Jerry McCauley, visitation pastor. Sunday worship services: Worship Service, 8:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. Loving nursery care provided every Sunday morning. Youth Fellowship, 5 p.m. We offer Christ-centered Sunday school classes, youth programs, Bible studies, book studies and Christian fellowship. We are a congregation that wants to know Christ and make Him known. Check out our church website at or call the church ofce at 465-2422. Lakeview Christian School, VPK to Grade 5, 465-0313. St. John United Methodist Church, 3214 Grand Prix Drive, Sebring, FL 33872. The Rev. Ronald De Genaro Jr., Pastor. Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.; Adult Sunday School, 11 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship, 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Nursery provided for all services. Phone 382-1736. Spring Lake United Methodist Church, 8170 Cozumel Lane, (Hwy 98) Sebring. The Rev. Clyde Weaver Jr., Pastor. Worship service starts at 9:55 a.m. Bible Study meets at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday. Choir Practice at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday. Church ofce phone: 655-0040.UNITED CHURCH OF CHRISTEmmanuel United Church of Christ, Jesus didnt reject people, neither do we. Join us for worship every Sunday at 9:30 a.m. and youll be embraced by a compassionate congregation that is all-inclusive. Were at the corner of Hammock and Hope. Choir and Bell Choir practice on Wednesday; Bible studies throughout the week. 4711999; RELIGION ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT I held the mirror up for the children to see. Then I asked each of them to look into it and tell me who they saw there. Me! each one replied. I came around behind one or two of them as they held the mirror. When I look into the mirror youre holding in front of your face, whom do I see? You and me! Really, I asked? Is that really us in there or is it just our reection? Then I shared that Jesus is the Light of the world and he wants us to be lights, too. Jesus said in Matthew 5: 16, NKJV, Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Fa ther in heaven. But where does this light come from? Much like the moon has no light within itself but reects the light from the sun, without Jesus re siding in our hearts, we wouldnt have any light either. With him in our hearts, we can ask him to help us with our attitudes, decisions, and every prac tical area of life. Then well reect his light and shine for him. It is wonderful to receive the salvation of the Lord knowing our sins are for given and we will live for ever with him one day. But, we should also be so grateful for all he has done for us that we want our lives to reect who he is so that others will want to know him, too. Galatians 5:20 tells us about the fruit of the Spir it. That fruit is an example of what it is like to belong to the Lord and reect him to others. We are examples in word, deed and attitude. It says, But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. So think about it. If someone in authority asks us to do something and we reply with a shrug and unwilling attitude, are we reecting the Lord? No! But, if we say Sure and mean it and do so happily, we are reecting kindness, goodness and faithfulness to the task. If something happens that makes us angry but we ask God to help us not to react with more anger, weve exercised self-con trol and spread a little love and gentleness. I held up the mirror for each child once more, but this time I had taped a small picture of Jesus to it. The reection brought smiles to their faces. May we be true reec tions of his grace. SelahJan Merop of Sebring is a News-Sun correspondent.A true reflection P AUSE & C ONSIDERJan Merop Subscribe to the News Sun! Call 385-6155 Special to the News-SunLAKE PLACID Students competing in last weekends Lake Placid Arts and Country Fair were judged by grade lev el in Elementary (K-5), Middle School (6-8) and High School (9-12), receiving rst, second, third and honorable mention ribbons for their arts and crafts entries. There are ve divisions in which there are three to ve classes. From the blue ribbons in a class, one was chosen to receive a Best of Class purple rosette ribbon and a $10 award. From the Best of Class in each divi sion, a Best of Show was selected and received the Elaine Waggener tri-color ribbon in Elementary, Anne Reynolds tri-color ribbon in Middle School and J.D. Watson tri-color ribbon in High School. Each of these winners received a $25 award. Several special memorial awards were given with a rosette ribbon and a $25 award. In a few divisions there are multiple winners, made possible when there are no entries in some classes. Those ribbons were then awarded in a class with many outstanding entries. Helen Obenchain, chairman of Exhibits, announced each winner and the awards were presented by Country Fair chairman Vann Peeples. The winners are:ELEMENTARY S CHOOL Art Best of Class Paintings, (K-2): Jessica Shin, rst grade, Two Faces; Paintings (3-5): Ramsey Harwick, fth grade, Portrait; Drawings, (K-2): Maya VanDam, rst grade, Cat; Drawings (3-5): Mallory McNally, third grade, Portrait; Mixed Media: Jasmine Reynaud, second grade, Reindeer and Allison Brouwer, third grade, Flowers; Nicole Blunt, fth grade, Ballet Slipper; Photography: Pari Sharma, kindergarten, Portrait; Kaylee Brouwer, fourth grade, Sunset; and Best of Show, Elaine Waggener Award: Mallory McNally. Clay and Ceramics Best of Class China Painting: Seth Filip, kindergarten, Elephant Scene on a Plate; and Best of Show, Elaine Waggener Award: Seth Filip. Crafts Crafts: Clayton Campbell, second grade, Snow Castle; Needlecrafts: Hana Potter, fth grade, A Shopping Bag; Group Projects: Mrs. Flores fourth grade class, The Inwards; and Best of Show, Elaine Waggener Award: Clayton Campbell. Foods Best of Class Cakes: Allison Brouwer, third grade, Cookie Monster Cupcakes; Breads & Pastries: Wyatt Land, third grade, Baking Powder Biscuits; Miscellaneous: Grace Gridley, third grade, Pizza Brownie; and Best of Show, Elaine Waggener Award: Bailee Cruse, second grade, Bailees Chocolate Cake. Poetry Best of Class Rhyming Verse: Shay Massaline, fourth grade, A Trip to the Store; Haiku, Lantern, etc: Tressa Fentress, second grade, I Traveled Through Some Books and....; and Best of Show, Elaine Waggener Award: Shay Massaline. MIDDLE SCHOOL Art Best of Class Paintings: Nathan Van Dam, sixth grade, Bird Painting; Drawings: Lexi Maulden, seventh grade, Portrait; Photography: Robin Shattler, eighth grade, Cat; and Best of Show, Anne Reynolds Award: Nathan Van Dam and Lexi Maulden. Clay and Ceramics Best of Class China Painting: Hannah Girdley, sixth grade, Vase. Crafts Best of Class Needlework: Emily Brouwer, eighth grade, Shoulder Bag and Vaidehi Persad, Knitted Purse; and Best of Show, Anne Reynolds Award: Emily Brouwer. Foods Best of Class Cakes: Sabrina Land, eighth grade, Strawberry Filled Butter Cupcakes; Breads, Pastries: Katherine Harris, sixth grade, Skillet Apple Pie; Cookies & Candies: Kendall Prescott, eighth grade, Peanut Brittle; and Best of Show, Anne Reynolds Award: Sabrina Land. Poetry Best of Class Rhyming Verse: Aliyah McLean, eighth grade, The Sky; Free Verse: Leslie Cruz, eighth grade, Stars; Haiku, Misc.: Bethany McLean, eighth grade, The Sun; and Best of Show, Anne Reynolds Award: Aliyah McLean. HIGH SCHOOL Art Best of Class Painting: Hannah Staley, ninth grade, Fox, and Olivia Colangelo, Self-Portrait; Drawings: Meghan Bennett, ninth grade, Ripped; Destiny Ybarra, ninth grade, Kyo; Jose Donan, Girl With Flowers; Judeler Petit-Noel, ninth grade, Mona Lisa; Amy Bromeld, Colored Pencil Animals; Teresa Ware, 11th grade, Bone; Makayla Patterson, 12th grade, Alex; Dominique Juliano, 12th grade; Mixed Media: Elizabeth Gonzales, 12th grade, This Is Not the End; Photography: Ritika Mail, ninth grade, Through the Looking Glass; and Best of Show, J.D. Watson Award: Amy Bromeld. Clay and Ceramics Best of Class Ceramics: Makayla Patterson, 12th grade, Social Score; Sculpture: Sara Cespedes, 10th grade, Man of Stone; and Best of Show, J.D. Watson Show: Makayla Patterson. Crafts Best of Class Crafts: Makayla Patterson, 12th grade, Feathers; Needlework: Kiara Lopez, 10th grade, Polka Dot Dress; and Best of Show, J.D. Watson Award: Maria Gonzales, Embroidered Tablecloth. Foods Best of Class Cakes: Elton Gargano, 12th grade, Decorated Floral Forest Cake; Breads, Pastries: Kiara Lopez, 12th grade, Cream Cheese Flan; and Best of Show, J.D. Watson Award: Elton Gargano. Poetry Best of Class Rhyming Verse: Isabella Perez, 12th grade, King; Free Verse: Freddy Tagtmeier, 12th grade, The Hunter; Haiku, Lantern, etc.: Chase Corley, 11th grade, Basketball; and Best of Show, J.D. Watson Award: Chase Corley. Special memorial awards chosen from overall entries in all grades The Mary Lou Krog Memorial Award for Best in China Painting Kateline Dean, seventh grade, Jumping Fish; The Jay Chase Memorial Award for Most Original Craft Upper Elementary Group Project, second-fth grade, Mrs. Ruehling, Recycled City, South Beach Art District; The Edna Kubic Memorial Award for Outstanding Food Lily Stam, Lake Placid Elementary School, Gingerbread House; and The Eileen Kruger Memorial Award for poetry for poem subject related to nature Freddy Tagtmeier, 12th grade, The HunterStudents win big at Lake Placid Country Fair Courtesy photo Elementary School division winners in the Lake Placid Country Fair. MCYK


B8 | NEWS-SUN | Sunday, February 9, 2014 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT Special to the News-SunLAKE PLACID The Lake Placid Arts and Country Fair attracted a lot of onlookers as well as skilled and amateur artists and craftsmen last weekend. Outstanding arts and crafts are entered every year in the exhibits the rst weekend of February at the Lake Placid Elemen tary School. The artists and craftsmen may enter any or all of the 10 divisions in each of which there are one to several classes and subclasses. Entries were judged with rst, second, third and honorable mention ribbons given in all classes. From all rst place blue ribbon recipients in a class, a Best of Class winner received a Best of Class purple and white rosette ribbon and $10 cash. From those Best of Class winners, a Best of Show red, white, and blue tricolor ribbon and $25 cash was awarded to the top entry in that division. The adult amateurs received a Laura Watson Award, and the professionals, the Lau ra Rider Award. Many entries provide keen competition and a real challenge for the judges. The exhibit visitors chose their favorites in each division for the Peo ples Choice awards. Many comments were heard on the difculty of judging. Attendees voted in all divisions, sometimes agreeing with the judges and often times not in agreement. From arts and crafts to poetry, the quality of the amateurs rivaled that of the professionals. Mon ey awards were presented to the adult winners Saturday by Chairman of the Exhibits Helen Obenchain, assisted by Patti Richards and Sandy Mathews, and on Sunday, assisted by Suellen Robinson, the Peoples Choice award winners received their awards. The Laura Watson awards are sponsored by Eleanor Watson McAvoy and the Laura Rider awards by Wauchula State Bank in memory of those honored. Six other memorial awards were also given. A memorial plaque for outstanding woodworking given by Hoz Compton in memory of Dr. William Shuck was received by Forrest Melick for a pair of Mandolins made from a tree he cut down and milled. A teal blue and white rosette ribbon with a $25 award was awarded in memory of Edna Kubic for outstanding food going to Bernice Hernandez for her Peanut Carmel Corn. A green and white rosette ribbon and $25 for the Most Original Craft was given in memory this year of Jay Chase to Pat Hal sema for a Bowling Ball Green Frog, both given in their memory by Eleanor Watson McAvoy. A baby blue and white rosette ribbon and $25 award was given in mem ory of Mary Lou Krog for the Best Floral China Painting to Carol Jones for an Angel Trumpet Floral Vase. A jewel blue and white rosette ribbon and $25 for a poem related to na ture and the world around us was given in memory of Eileen Kruger to Mary Schuster for Creature of Delight about a buttery. The Harry McConnell & Carl Dunn Award, a chest nut brown and white ribbon and $25 for an outstanding woodcarving, was given to Eileen Tietz for Calla Lillies Relief. Amateur Adult top winners are:ARTS Oils, Acrylics Best of Class: Carmen Manejkowski for Two Antelopes; Watercolor Best of Class: Anna Eble for Young Girl; Drawings & Mixed Media: Jean Cormier for Busker in Pencil; and Best of Show, Laura Watson Award Jean Cormier. Photography Film: Frank Paciga for Love Couple in Park on Bench; Digital: Amy Harrison for Girl and Joel Glover for Columns; and Best of Show, Laura Watson Award Joel Glover. China Painting China Painting Best of Class: Carol Jones for Angel Trumpet Floral Vase; and Best of Show, Laura Watson Award Carol Jones. Wood Crafts Class 1, Wood Working Best of Class: Forrest Melick for a Pair of Mandolins; Class 2, Wood Carving Best of Class: Eileen Tietz for a Calla Lilies Relief; and Best of Show, Laura Watson Award Forrest Melick. Crafts Crafts Best of Class: Katherine Mattmiller for Mosaic Picture Floral Arrangement resembling needlepoint; Glass/Metal Best of Class: Dreana Compton, Small Glass Fused & Slumped Flower Vase; and Best of Show, Laura Watson Award: Katherine Mattmiller. Needlecrafts Embroidery Best of Class: Beverly Schultz for Floss Embroidery Leafy Vine Pillowcase; Needlepoint Best of Class: Grace Becker for Count Cross Stitch Mountain Reected in Lake; and Best of Show, Laura Watson Award: Grace Becker. Stitchery and Fabric Crafts Quilting, Patching, Applique Best of Class: Marlene Barger for Quilt Falling Leaves; Sewing, Fabric Crafts Best of Class: Caitrina Monnca for Hand Sewn Fruits & Vegetables; and Best of Show, Laura Watson Award: Caitrina Monnca. Yarn and Cord Crafts Knitting Best of Class: Ashley Tanner for Maroon Sweater; Crocheting Best of Class: Madeline Levesque for Ecru Tablecloth; Hooking and Weaving Best of Class: Sandi Percival for Primiive Original Design Hooked Rug; and Best of Show, Laura Watson Award: Sandi Percival. Foods Canning Best of Class: David Carnaman for Pure Cane Syrup and Bernice Hernandez for Guava; Cookies and Candies: Bernice Hernandez for Peanut Carmel Corn; Breads: Peggy Reed for Sour Dough Bread; and Best of Show, Laura Watson Award: Peggy Reed. Poetry Poetry Best of Class: Eleanor Jensen for My Muse Has Fled; and Best of Show, Laura Watson Award: Mary Schuster for Creatures of Delight. PRO FESSIONAL A WA RDS Arts Oils, Acrylics Best of Class: Joan Pizzi for Fort Myers Beach; Watercolor Best of Class: Marsha Penn for Tiger Lily; Drawings & Mixed Media: Judy Nicewicz; and Best of Show, Laura Rider Award: Marsha Penn. Photography Digital: Glenn Gonzales for The Porters Mural, and Paula Sapp for Black & White Gator; Best of Show, Laura Watson Award: Caroline Troup for Cat with Toy. China Painting China Painting Best of Class: Linda Carr for Iguana; and Best of Show, Laura Rider Award: Joan Dunn for Sunrise Scene. Wood Crafts Wood Carving Best of Class: Bill Snyder for The Migration ; and Best of Show, Laura Rider Award: Bill Snyder. Crafts Crafts Best of Class: Maria Lorant for Monarch Buttery Tree; Glass/Metal Best of Class: Judy Nicewicz for Lily Necklace; Dolls Best of Class: Catherine Blumenthal for Steiner Reproduction Doll; and Best of Show, Laura Rider Award: Catherine Blumenthal. Needlecrafts Embroidery Best of Class: Joni Warner for Orchid Splendor; Needlepoint: Mary Lord for Schnauzer Counted Cross Stitch; and Best of Show: Mary Lord. Yarn and Cord Crafts Crocheting: Dianne Pelland for White Doily; Best of Show: Dianne Pelland Food Canning: Helen Dayton for Strawberry Jam; Cakes: Beatrice Vallee for White Chocolate Cheesecake; Pastries: Beatrice Vallee for Macadamia Key Lime Pie; Breads: Beatrice Vallee for Citrus Pull Apart; and Best of Show: Beatrice Vallee for White Chocolate Cheesecake. Poetry Poetry: Anne Reynolds for Volunteer; and Best of Show: Anne Reynolds.Lake Placid Arts & Country Fair names adult winners Courtesy photoWinners in the Adult Amateur category of Lake Placid Arts and Country Fair. Special to the News-SunLAKE PLACID Visitors coming to the Lake Placid Country Fair exhibits at the Lake Placid Elementary School last weekend became judges as they had the privilege of voting for the exhibit of their choice in each of the 10 adult amateur divisions. Sometimes the voters agreed with the judges and other times they selected their own favorite. Last Sunday, winners in each division received an orange and white ro sette ribbon on their entry, and a $25 cash prize presented at the gazebo in DeVane Park by Helen Obenchain, Exhibits chair, who was assisted by Suellen Robinson, Adult Exhibits chair. The Peoples Choice winnners were:Division I, Arts Jean Cormier, Fiddle Player (sponsor, Lake Placid Caladium Cooperative); Division II, Photography Donna Mancinella, Sunset (sponsor, Home & Ofce Essential); Division III, Porcelain Carol Jones, Trumpet Lily Vase (sponsor, Lake Placid China Painters Club); Division IV, Woodcrafts Eileen Tietz, Calla Lillies (sponsor, Designs by Suellen); Division V, Craft Katherine Mattmiller, Mosaic Floral Picture (sponsor, Happiness Farms); Division VI, Needlecraft Grace Becker, Mountain Reected in Lake (sponsor, All Around Septic & Sewer); Division VII, Stitchery & Fabric Crafts Katherine Mattmiller, Yellow Dutch Doll Quilt (sponsor, Olde Friends Gallery & Gifts); Division VIII, Yarn & Cord Crafts Joann Rifkin, Chair, Flowers & Hat Design Rug; Division IX, Foods Donna Rice, NY Style Cheesecake (sponsor, Cow Pies Country Creamery); Division X, Poetry Marianne Reason, Fabric of Our Lives (sponsor, Delaney Family Investment).Peoples Choice Awards given at Lake Placid Country Fair Courtesy photoThe winners of the Peoples Choice Awards from the last weekends Lake Placid Country Fair. Courtesy photoWinners in the Adult Professional category of last weekends Lake Placid Arts and Country Fair. M C Y K


www.newssun.comSunday, February 9, 2014 | NEWS-SUN | B9 WALL STREET JOURNAL BEST-SELLERSFICTION1. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green (Dutton Books) 2. Insurgent by Veronica Roth (Katherine Tegan Books) 3. Allegiant by Veronica Roth (Katherine Te gen Books) 4. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Hard Luck by Jeff Kinney (Amulet Books) 5. The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd (Viking Adult) 6. Hollow City by Ranson Riggs (Quirk Books) 7. The Goldnch by Donna Tartt (Little, Brown) 8. First Love by James Patterson and Emily Raymond (Little, Brown) 9. Still Life with Bread Crumbs by Anna Quindlen (Random House) 10. Love Monster by Rachel Bright (Farrar Straus Giroux)N ON F ICTION1. Duty by Robert M. Gates (Knopf) 2. Jesus Calling by Sarah Young (Thomas Nelson) 3. The Love Playbook by La La Anthony (Penguin) 4. Super Shred by Ian K. Smith (St. Martins Press) 5. Killing Jesus: A History by Bill OReilly & Martin Dugard (Henry Holt & Co) 6. Things That Matter by Charles Krautham mer (Crown Forum) 7. Soul Healing Miracles by Zhi Gang Sha (BenBella) 8. The Doctors Diet by Travis Stork (Bird Street Books) 9. The Daniel Plan by Rick Warren (Zonder van) 10. David and Goliath by Malcolm Gladwell (Little, Brown)F ICTION E-B OO KS1. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green (Duttons Children) 2. Insurgent by Veronica Roth (Katherine Te gen Books) 3. Only Time Will Tell by Jeffrey Archer (Wil liam Morrow Paperbacks) 4. Divergent by Veronica Roth (Katherine Te gen Books) 5. Allegiant by Veronica Roth (Katherine Te gen Books) 6. The Goldnch by Donna Tartt (Little, Brown) 7. Up From the Grave by Jeaniene Frost (Avon) 8. Labor Day by Joyce Maynard (William Morrow Paperbacks) 9. The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion (Simon & Schuster) 10. Still Life with Bread Crumbs by Anna Quindlen (Random House)NON F ICTION E B OO KS1. Twelve Years a Slave by Solomon Northup (HarperCollins) 2. Lone Survivor by Marcus Luttrell and Pat rick Robinson (Little, Brown) 3. The Monuments Men by Robert M. Edsel (Center Street) 4. The Crusades by Thomas Asbridge (Harp erCollins) 5. Duty by Robert M. Gates (Knopf) 6. Killing Jesus: A History by Bill OReilly & Martin Dugard (Macmillan) 7. Following Atticus by Tom Ryan (Harper Collins) 8. Claras War by Clara Kramer (HarperCol lins) 9. Just Kids by Patti Smith (HarperCollins) 10. The Paradox of Choice by Barry Schwartz (HarperCollins)Nielsen BookScan gathers point-of-sale book data from about 16,000 locations across the U.S., repre senting about 85 percent of the nations book sales. Print-book data providers include all major booksellers and Web retailers, and food stores. E-book data providers include all major e-book retailers. Free e-books and those sold for less than 99 cents are excluded. The ction and nonction lists in all formats include both adult and juvenile titles; the business list includes only adult titles. The combined lists track sales by title across all print and e-book formats; audio books are ex cluded. Refer questions to Michael.Boone(at) BOOKS M C Y K


B10 | NEWS-SUN | Sunday, February 9, 2014 TELEVISION FRAZIER MOOREAP Television WriterNEW YORK Make way for Jimmy Fallon. Tonight Show host Jay Leno ended a stellar if sometimes stormy run Thursday night with high emotion at concluding what he termed the greatest 22 years of my life. Calling himself the luckiest guy in the world, Leno went out on top, which was where he stayed for most of his stretch as the successor to King of Late Night Johnny Carson. His exit, not entirely by choice, now clears the deck for yet another chapter of the 60-year-old talk show, with Fal lon taking over as Tonight moves back to New York from its longtime Los Angeles home on Feb. 17. Youre very kind, Leno told his audience at the start of his last monologue. I dont like goodbyes. NBC does. I dont care for them. He had said goodbye to The Tonight Show before. His rst departure came in 2009, when he was briey re placed by Conan OBrien but reclaimed the show after a messy transition and OBriens lackluster ratings. In he was moving to a prime-time show on NBC; this time hes out the door, and has said hell focus on comedy clubs and his beloved car collection. I dont need to get red three times, he cracked. I get the hint. Looking sharp in a black suit and bright blue tie, Leno was greeted by a standing ovation from the VIP audience. The typically self-contained comic betrayed a bit of nervous ness, stumbling over a few lines in his monologue as he looked back comically. When I started hosting, Jus tin Bieber wasnt even born yet, Leno marveled. Thats why we called those the good old days. The worst part of leaving NBCs employ, he joked: Now Ill have to sign up for Obam acare. But later Leno was serious, even choking up, when he shared that hed lost his mother the rst year he became Tonight host, his dad the second and then his brother. And after that I was pretty much out of family. And the folks here became my family, he said of the crew and staff of Tonight. The tender moments had a heightened effect on a show that was mostly aiming for laughs, with traditional mono logue jokes, clips from old shows and a wild assortment of celebrities helping him close the book. Leno brought his show full cir cle with Billy Crystal, who was his rst guest in May 1992 and his last guest Thursday. Crystal played ringmaster at one point, calling on Oprah Winfrey, Jack Black, Kim Kar dashian, Carol Burnett and others for a musical tribute to Jay with a Sound of Music song parody. So long, farewell, auf wieder sehen, goodbye. If Fallon tanks youll be back here next year, sang Jack Black. The Big Bang Theory star Jim Parsons contribution: Weve watched you when were weary. Your great success is called the big chin theory. In a videotaped segment, ce lebrities offered career advice to Leno. Why would I give a (expletive) about what he does? Hes a grown man, said Mark Wahlberg. President Barack Obama, like other politicians a favorite tar get of Lenos, struck back in his clip. Jay, youve made a whole lot of jokes about me over the years, but do not worry, Im not upset, Obama said, adding that he was making Leno the U.S. ambassador to Antarctica. Hope you have a warm coat, funnyman. Crystal sang Lenos praises during the show, saying the latenight host made America feel a little better at bedtime and invoking his predecessor, Johnny Carson. Lenos Tonight ten ure was second in length only to Carsons 30 years. You were handed the baton by one of the all-time greats. But once it was in your grasp, you ran the race, Crystal said. He and Leno, longtime friends, reminisced about the old days, with Leno recalling how Crys tal and other comedians visiting his town, Boston, stayed in Lenos apartment. Youre calling it an apart ment. Im calling it a bomb site, Crystal joked. Leno told how he was poised to make his network debut on Dean Martins show in 1974 when news came that President Richard Nixon had resigned in the Watergate scandal. Lenos appearance didnt happen. Making me the last guy screwed by Nixon, Leno said. Garth Brooks performed his touching song The Dance be fore Lenos likewise touching farewell remarks. Now that I brought the room down, Leno joked, he asked Brooks to lighten it up. Another Brooks song Friends in Low Places closed out the show. Leno, 63, has said he plans to continue playing comedy clubs, indulging his passion for cars and doing such TV work as comes his way other than hosting on late-night. Im real excited for Jimmy Fallon, Leno told his audience. Its kind of fun to be the old guy and sit back here and see where the next generation takes this great institution.AP writers Lynn Elber and Derrik J. Lang contributed to this report. Online: http://www.nbc.comAfter 22 years, Leno gives Tonight his farewell MCTJay Leno (right) talks with Billy Crystal Thursday night during his nal broadcast of Tonight after 22 years as host. M C Y K


w Sunday, February 9, 2014 | NEWS-SUN | 11B rffntbffnfn frnffnf ffnfffnnnnn nnnfnffnnnbnf bfffnffbf fnbfnbf fn rff nt bf t f tf f rf ntbn rfntfrb btbfntf fbtbf tff fbftbfbnbfb bbbbbbnrbtn brfbbbnbbrftrfb fbbbttnbbtnftfbfrrb ntftffbfntftbbnb trfnt Classifiedtn bfbrbrnfnbnbffbftrb bbttnbbntbntrnbrffbb fnrfntntftbnrfbrfb bfbtbfbf bbfbtntftrfbntnbnn nnntnrnfftnbrbbbrnnf nntnfrbnrrbrbn btfrftrbfntrfbtftb bbtnntbbnftftb bffbnrftrbfrftrbbnnrbb bfntfbbbnrnbbttbf tbrftbnb rfffntbtbt ttn tbnnbbtnfntbntn nbn ttf IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO.PC 14-39 Division IN RE:ESTATE OF THEDA LYNDA PEMBERTON Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of THEDA LYNDA PEMBERTON,deceased, whose date of death was January 9,2014, is pending in the Circuit Court for HIGHLANDS County,Florida,Probate Division,the address of which is 590 S.Commerce Ave., Sebring,FL 33870.The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE,ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is February 9,2014. Personal Representative: MICHAEL A.RIDER 13 N.Oak Avenue Lake Placid,Florida 33852 Attorney for Personal Representatives: MICHAEL A.RIDER Florida Bar Number:175661 13 N Oak Avenue Lake Placid,FL 33852 Telephone:(863) 465-1111 Fax:(863) 465-8100 February 9,16,2014 the personal representative's attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE,ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is February 9,2014. Personal Representatives: CHARLES J.SHANER 366 Lasayette Drive Port Charlotte,Florida 33952 CONNIE C.WALLACE 13031 Walking Horse Helotes,TX 78023 Attorney for Personal Representatives: MICHAEL A.RIDER Florida Bar Number:175661 13 N Oak Avenue Lake Placid,FL 33852 Telephone:(863) 465-1111 Fax:(863) 465-8100 February 9,16,2014 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO.PC 14-38 Division IN RE:ESTATE OF CAROLYN LEA SHANER Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of CAROLYN LEA SHANER,deceased,whose date of death was December 19,2013,is pending in the Circuit Court for HIGHLANDS County,Florida,Probate Division,the address of which is 590 S.Commerce Ave., Sebring,FL 33870.The names and addresses of the personal representatives and IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO.PC 14-21 Division IN RE:ESTATE OF MARCIA P.JOHNSON Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of MARCIA P.JOHNSON,deceased,whose date of death was December 20,2013,is pending in the Circuit Court for HIGHLANDS County, Florida,Probate Division,the address of which is 590 S.Commerce Ave.,Sebring, FL 33870.The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE,ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is February 2,2014. Personal Representative: /s/ Dale I.Kachner Jr. 951 Batchler Rd. Red Oak,Texas 75154 Attorney for Personal Representative: /s/ Michael A.Rider MICHAEL A.RIDER Florida Bar Number:175661 13 N Oak Avenue Lake Placid,FL 33852 Telephone:(863) 465-1111 Fax:(863) 465-8100 February 2,9,2014 OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE,ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is February 9,2014. Personal Representative: /s/ Marsha A.Keller 2246 Fenton Ave. Clermont,Florida 34711 Attorney for Personal Representative: /s/ Patrick L.Smith,Esq. Attorney for Marsha A.Keller Florida Bar Number:27044 Law Offices of Joseph F.Pippen,Jr.& Associates 179 N.US Hwy 27 Ste.F Clermont,FL 34711 Telephone:(352) 241-8780 Fax:(352) 241-0220 Secondary February 9,16,2014 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO.PC 14-13 Division IN RE:ESTATE OF KATHRYN D.KELLER Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of KATHRYN D.KELLER,deceased,whose date of death was November 22,2013,is pending in the Circuit Court for HIGHLANDS County,Florida,Probate Division,the address of which is 590 South Commerce Ave.,Sebring,FL 33870.The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.:2011-CA-000672 Bank of America,National Association Successor by Merger to BAC Home Loans Servicing,L.P.f/k/a Countrywide Home Loans Servicing,L.P. Plaintiff, -vs.John R.Chaput and Cynthia Kay Spires a/k/a Cynthia S.Kay Chaput a/k/a Cynthia K. Chaput a/k/a Cynthia S.Chaput a/k/a Cynthia Kay Chaput; Heartland National Bank; Bank of America,National Association Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order dated November 21,2013,entered in Civil Case No.2011-CA-000672 of the Circuit Court of the 10th Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County,Florida,wherein Bank of America,National Association Successor by Merger to BAC Home Loans Servicing, L.P.f/k/a Countrywide Home Loans Servicing,L.P.,Plaintiff and John R.Chaput and Cynthia Kay Sprires a/k/a Cynthia S.Kay Chaput a/k/a Cynthia Kay Chaput a/k/a Cynthia K.Chaput a/k/a Cynthia S.Chaput are defendant(s),I,Clerk of Court,ROBERT W.GERMAINE,will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash,AT THE JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM IN THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE LOCATED AT 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE,SEBRING,FLORIDA AT 11:00 A.M., February 25,2014,the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit: LOTS 6 AND 7,BLOCK 154,LEISURE LAKES,,SECTION TWO,ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF,AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6,PAGE 14,OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE,IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding,you are entitled, at no cost to you,to the provision of certain assistance.Please contact Court Administration at 430 S.Commerce Avenue,Sebring, Florida 33870,telephone (863) 534-4690, within two (2) working days of receipt of this Notice; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 1-800-955-8771. ROBERT W.GERMAINE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Highlands County,Florida By:/s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Clerk of Court ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF: SHAPIRO,FISHMAN & GACHE',LLP 2424 North Federal Highway,Suite 360 Boca Raton,Florida 33431 (561)998-6700 (561) 998-6707 10-205809 FC01 CWF February 2,9,2014 cial accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the individual or agency sending the notice at Echevarria & Associates,P.A.,P.O.Box 25018,Tampa, FL 33622-5018,telephone (813) 251-4766, not later than seven (7) days prior to the proceeding.If hearing impaired,(TDD) 1-800-955-8771,or voice (V) 1-800-955-8770,via Florida Relay Service. January 24,31,2014 1050LegalsFinal Judgment: STARTING AT THE MEANDER CORNER WHERE THE NORTH LINE OF SECTION 31, TOWNSHIP 36 SOUTH,RANGE 30 EAST, HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA,INTERSECTS THE WEST SHORELINE OF LAKE CLAY; THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 41 MINUTES 00 SECONDS WEST ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF SAID SECTION 31 FOR A DISTANCE OF 250.00 FEET TO AN IRON PIPE; THENCE SOUTH 3 DEGREES 30 MINUTES 00 SECONDS EAST FOR A DISTANCE OF 580.00 FEET TO AN IRON PIPE; THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 41 MINUTES 00 SECONDS EAST FOR A DISTANCE OF 44.0 FEET TO AN IRON PIPE; THENCE SOUTH 1 DEGREE 41 MINUTES 00 SECONDS EAST FOR A DISTANCE OF 300.00 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 41 MINUTES 00 SECONDS EAST FOR A DISTANCE OF 67.50 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 41 MINUTES 00 SECONDS EAST FOR A DISTANCE OF 95 FEET,MORE OR LESS,TO THE WESTERLY SHORELINE OF LAKE CLAY; THENCE MEANDER SOUTHERLY ALONG THE WESTERLY SHORELINE OF SAID LAKE CLAY FOR A DISTANCE OF 14 FEET,MORE OR LESS,TO A POINT; THENCE NORTH 81 DEGREES 18 MINUTES 15 SECONDS WEST FOR A DISTANCE OF 97 FEET,MORE OR LESS,TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING.AND STARTING AT THE MEANDER CORNER WHERE THE NORTH LINE OF SECTION 31, TOWNSHIP 36 SOUTH,RANGE 30 EAST,INTERSECTS TO WEST SHORELINE OF LAKE CLAY; THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 41 MINUTES 00 SECONDS WEST ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF SECTION 31 A DISTANCE OF 250 FEET TOO AN IRON PIPE; THENCE SOUTH 3 DEGREES 30 MINUTES 00 SECONDS EAST A DISTANCE OF 580 FEET TO AN IRON PIPE; THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 41 MINUTES 00 SECONDS EAST FOR A DISTANCE OF 44.0 FEET TO AN IRON PIPE; THENCE SOUTH 1 DEGREE 41 MINUTES 00 SECONDS EAST FOR A DISTANCE OF 200.00 FEET TO AN IRON PIPE,THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUING ALONG SOUTH 1 DEGREE 41 MINUTES 00 SECONDS EAST A DISTANCE OF 100.00 FEET TO AN IRON PIPE; THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 41 MINUTES 00 SECONDS EAST A DISTANCE OF 135 FEET,MORE OR LESS, TO THE SHORELINE OF LAKE CLAY; THENCE NORTH 1 DEGREE 41 MINUTES 00 SECONDS WEST A DISTANCE OF 100.00 FEET ALONG THE SHORELINE OF LAKE CLAY TO A POINT; THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 41 MINUTES 00 SECONDS WEST 135 FEET, MORE OR LESS,TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING,LESS AND EXCEPT,STARTING AT THE MEANDER CORNER WHERE THE NORTH LINE OF SECTION 31,TOWNSHIP 36 SOUTH, RANGE 30 EAST,HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA,INTERSECTS THE WEST SHORELINE OF LAKE CLAY; THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 41 MINUTES 00 SECONDS WEST ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF SAID SECTION 31 FOR A DISTANCE OF 250.00 FEET TO AN IRON PIPE; THENCE SOUTH 3 DEGREES 30 MINUTES 00 SECONDS EAST FOR A DISTANCE OF 580.00 FEET TO AN IRON PIPE; THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 41 MINUTES 00 SECONDS EAST FOR A DISTANCE OF 44.0 FEET TO AN IRON PIPE; THENCE SOUTH 1 DEGREE 41 MINUTES 00 SECONDS EAST FOR A DISTANCE OF 300.00 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 41 MINUTES 00 SECONDS EAST FOR A DISTANCE OF 67.50 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE NORTH 81 DEGREES 18 MINUTES 15 SECONDS WEST FOR A DISTANCE OF 68.58 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE SOUTH 1 DEGREE 41 MINUTES 00 SECONDS EAST FOR A DISTANCE OF 10.0 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 41 MINUTES 00 SECONDS EAST FOR A DISTANCE OF 67.50 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. A/K/A 179 ALDERMAN DRIVE,LAKE PLACID,FL 33852 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale,if any,other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of the Court on January 8,2014. ROBERT W.GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court By:/s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Clerk Ronald R Wolfe & Associates,P.L. P.O.Box 25018 Tampa,Florida 33622-5018 F10058352 OCWEN-CONV-R-vocasio-Team 2-F10058352 **See Americans with Disabilities Act In accordance with the Americans Disabilities Act,persons with disabilities needing a spe1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.:28-2010-CA-000968 DIVISION: BANK OF AMERICA,N.A., Plaintiff, vs. DAVID L.MCILMURRAY,et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated January 08,2014 and entered in Case No.28-2010-CA-000968 of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County,Florida wherein BANK OF AMERICA,N.A.,is the Plaintiff and DAVID L.MCILMURRAY; EDIT R.MCILMURRAY; BANK OF AMERICA,N.A.are the Defendants,The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM IN THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE,430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE at 11:00 AM, on the 12th day of February,2014,the following described property as set forth in said IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA CASE NO.:28 2012 CA 000625 WELLS FARGO BANK,N.A. Plaintiff, vs. JAMES ACEVEDO,DIANA ACEVEDO, SPRING LAKE PROPERTY ASSOCIATION, INC.,AQUA FINANCE INC.,KATHRYN JOHNSTON, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated August 29,2013,and entered in Case No.28 2012 CA 000625 of the Circuit Court of the 10th Judicial Circuit,in and for HIGHLANDS County,Florida,where in WELLS FARGO BANK,N.A.,is the Plaintiff and JAMES ACEVEDO,DIANA ACEVEDO,SPRING LAKE PROPERTY ASSOCIATION,INC.,AQUA FINANCE INC.,KATHRYN JOHNSTON,are the Defendants,the Clerk of Court shall offer for sale to the highest bidder for cash on February 28,2014,beginning at 11:00 A.M.,at The Jury Assembly Room,Basement,430 Commerce Ave.,Sebring,Florida 33870,the following described property as set forth in said Summary Final Judgment lying and being situate in HIGHLANDS County, Florida,to wit: Lot 8,Block W,SPRING LAKE VILLAGE III, as per plat thereof,recorded in Plat Book 9, Page 54,of the Public Records of Highlands County,Florida. NOTICE:If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding,you are entitled,at no cost to you,to the provision of certain assistance.Please contact the Office of the Court Administrator,(863) 534-4690, within two (2) working days of your receipt of this Notice of Foreclosure Sale; if you are hearing or voice impaired,call TDD (863) 534-7777 or Florida Relay Service 711. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE,IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. THE CLERK SHALL RECEIVE A SERVICE CHARGE OF UP TO $70 FOR SERVICES IN MAKING,RECORDING,AND CERTIFYING THE SALE AND TITLE THAT SHALL BE ASSESSED AS COSTS,THE COURT,IN ITS DISCRETION, MAY ENLARGE THE TIME OF THE SALE.NOTICE OF THE CHANGED TIME OF SALE SHALL BE PUBLISHED AS PROVIDED HEREIN. DATED this 30th day of October,2013. Robert W.Germaine CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By:/s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk STRAUS & EISLER,P.A. Attorneys for Plaintiff 10081 Pines Blvd,Suite C Pembroke Pines,FL 33024 954-431-2000 12-021438-FC-WF February 2,9,2014 Court Administrator at (863) 534-4686 (voice),(863) 534-7777 (TDD) or (800) 955-8770 (Florida Relay Service),as much in advance of your court appearance or visit to the courthouse as possible.Please be prepared to explain your functional limitations and suggest an auxillary aid or service that you believe will enable you to effectively participate in the court program or service. February 9,16,2013 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION Case No.282012CA001074GCAXMX CitiMortgage,Inc., Plaintiff, vs. Charles E.Jones; Ladonna F.Jones; Unknown Tenant in Possession of Subject Property, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated October 331,2013,entered in Case No.282012CA001074GCAXMX of the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit,in and for Highlands County,Florida,wherein is the Plaintiff and Charles E.Jones; Ladonna F. Jones; Unknown Tenant in Possession of Subject Property are the Defendants,that I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at,the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of the courthouse,590 South Commerce Avenue,Sebring,FL 33870,beginning at 11:00 AM on the 4th day of March,2014,the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment,to wit: LOT 3,IN BLOCK 53,OF SEBRING COUNTRY ESTATES,SECTION THREE,ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9,PAGE 6,OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. Dated this 6th day of November,2013. Robert Germaine As Clerk of the Court By:/s/ Priscilla Michalak As Deputy Clerk If you are a person with a disability who needs assistance in order to participate in a program or service of the State Courts System,you should contact the Office of the 1050LegalsIN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.:2012-CA-000081 Nationstar Mortgage,LLC Plaintiff, -vs.Eric Muniz and Elizabeth Muniz, Husband and Wife Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order dated January 7,2014,entered in Civil Case No.2012-CA-000081 of the Circuit Court of the 10th Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County,Florida,wherein PNC Bank,National Association,successor by merger to Nationstar Mortgage,LLC,Plaintiff and Eric Muniz and Elizabeth Muniz,Husband and Wife are defendant(s),I,Clerk of Court,ROBERT W.GERMAINE,will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash,AT THE JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM IN THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE LOCATED AT 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE,SEBRING,FLORIDA AT 11:00 A.M., February 25,2014,the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit: LOT 53,BLOCK 7,OF ORANGE BLOSSOM ESTATES,UNIT NO.7,ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF,RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6,PAGE 26,OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA. A NY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE,IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding,you are entitled, at no cost to you,to the provision of certain assistance.Please contact Court Administration at 430 S.Commerce Avenue,Sebring, Florida 33870,telephone (863) 534-4690, within two (2) working days of receipt of this Notice; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 1-800-955-8771. ROBERT W.GERMAINE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Highlands County,Florida By:/s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Clerk of Court A TTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF: SHAPIRO,FISHMAN & GACHE',LLP 2424 North Federal Highway,Suite 360 Boca Raton,Florida 33431 (561)998-6700 (561) 998-6707 11-227509 FC01 CXE February 2,9,2014


12B | NEWS-SUN | Sunday, February 9, 2014 PUBLIC AUCTION:FEBRUARY 28,2014 AT: 9:00 AM LOCATION:AVON TOWING 1102 KERSEY ST.AVON PARK,FL 33825 YEAR MAKE VIN # 1999 FORD 1FTYR14C2XPA50323 January 9,2014 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO.14-30 Division Probate IN RE:ESTATE OF A LICE M.WAROBIEW Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of ALICE M.WAROBIEW,deceased,whose date of death was January 3,2014,is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands County,Florida,Probate Division,the address of which is 430 S.Commerce Avenue,Sebring,Florida 33870.The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS A FTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE,ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is February 2,2014. A ttorney for Personal Representative: JOHN K.MCCLURE A ttorney for Laura R.Carroll Florida Bar Number:286958 211 S.Ridgewood Drive Sebring,FL 33870 Telephone:(863) 402-1888 Fax:(863) 402-2436 Secondary Personal Representative: LAURA R.CARROLL 459 Lake June Rd. Lake Placid,Florida 33852 February 2,9,2014 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA CASE NO.:09001270GCS BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING,LP FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING LP, Plaintiff, v. JESUS M.BENITEZ A/K/A JESUS BENITEZ; MARCIA DE NARDO; ANY A ND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY,THROUGH,UNDER,AND A GAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS,DEVISEES,GRANTEES,OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; AND UNKNOWN TENANTS/OWNERS NKA NATALIE LANG, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order on Plaintiff's Motion to Cancel and Reschedule Foreclosure Sale dated January 3,2014,entered in Civil Case No. 09001270GCS of the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County,Florida,wherein the Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest bidder for cash on 28th day of February,2014,at 11:00 the Jury Assembly Room, Courthouse Basement,430 South Commerce Avenue,Sebring,Florida 33870,relative to the following described property as set forth in the Final Judgment,to wit: LOT 2,IN BLOCK 1,OF PALM HAVEN,ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 10,PAGE 17,OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH A FLEE DOUBLEWIDE HOME,TITLE #16508961/16508962 I.D. #GAFL2A918052112/GAFL2B918052112, WHICH IS AFFIXED AND ATTACHED TO THE LAND AND IS A PART OF THE REAL PROPERTY. A ny person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale,if any,other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. ATTENTION:PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding,you are entitled at no cost to you,to the provision of certain assistance.Please contact the Office of the Court Administrator,255 N.Broadway Avenue,Bartow,Florida 33830 Phone:(863) 534-4686,at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance,or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. Dated at SEBRING,Florida this 3rd day of January,2014. By:/s/ Priscilla Michalak,D.C. ROBERT W.GERMAINE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA FL-97013312-11 February 2,9,2104 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY,FLORIDA Case No:FC 13-737 WALTER H.ROLLF,Petitioner and PAULA ROBIN ROLLF,Respondent NOTICE OF ACTION TO:Paula Robin Rollf YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for dissolution of marriage has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses,if any,to Walter Rollf, 1995 County Line Rd.,#5,Avon Park,FL 33825,on or before March 10,2014,and file the original with the Clerk of Court,430 S.Commerce Ave.,Sebring,FL 33870,either before service on Petitioner,or immediately thereafter,otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the petition. DATED 8/1/13 Robert W.Germaine,Clerk of Court By:E.Krumholz,As Deputy Clerk 1050Legals DUMMY 2013 SERVICE DIRECTORY DUMMY 5X21.5 AD # 00034894


w Sunday, February 9, 2014 | NEWS-SUN | 13B 1997 NISSANSENTRA 4 Dr. Automatic, Pwr. Windows and Steering, Cold A/C. Only 81,000 miles Runs Good. Low Price! 863-465-9100 1977 FORD Ranchero GT Pickup, 351 Windsor Engine, Automatic, & Pwr steering. May consider trade. $3650 Will Sacrifice / Make offer Must See & Drive! 863-414-0732 or 863-465-9100 9450Automotive for Sale 9000 TransportationEZ GORuns good. New Charger w/Trailer. $1800. Call Fred 1-937-541-3074 Sebring. 8500Golf Carts2003 5THWHEEL DUTCHMEN 35', 55 park /Frostproof 3 slides, A/C, Sunken livingroom, storage, nice lot, Lg driveway/patio, fiberglass insulated awning over patio (12'X24'). Must see, $13,000, 863-635-5436 REDUCED 8400RecreationalVehiclesPOOL TABLEMizerak. Great condition with Balls, Triangle and Cue Stick. $350. Call 727-744-0767 8350Sporting Goods 8000 Recreation SWING AWAYLIFT Harman for power chair or cart. New $1800, Now $800 obo. Call 352-304-2849 ELECTRIC WHEELCHAIR,never used. 2yrs. old. $3500 brand new. Now $1,000 obo. Call 863-304-2849 7560Medical Supplies& EquipmentNOTICEFlorida statute 585.195 states that all dogs and cats sold in Florida must be at least eigh t weeks old, have an official health certificate and proper shots and be free of intestinal and external parasites. 7520Pets & SuppliesWANTED: GOOD,Used, Hand held wood carving tools, and Jewelers magnifying Head Band. 863-465-0978 7340Wanted to Buy TAG SALES,ESTATE SALES, LIQUIDATIONS. Certified Appraiser 45 + Years of experience, Fees based on Sales. We do it all! Call Stan at 863-414-5284 AVON PARK716 E. Cornell St., Fri & Sat, Feb. 14th & 15th. 8am 6pm. Glassware, household items, clothing and lots of misc. 7320Garage &Yard Sales SONY WALKMANAM / FM Radio with Headphones. $10. 863-655-0342 ROCKING CHAIRAntique. $95 obo. Call 863-471-0927 HEATER PORTABLEHD. One big room. $20. Call 863-441-4418 GOLF CLUBSladies full set w/headcovers & bag w/stand, used few times, good cond., $65 all, 863-453-7027. GOLF CLUBS( Full Set) With BAG & CLUB COVERS. Bag has stand. Very good condition. All used a few times. $65. 863-453-7027 GOLF CARTTIRE (1) NEW $35. 863-453-4234 GE REFRIGERATOR almond color, $50. 863-257-1174 ENTERTAINMENT CENTER SOLID OAK, 8 FT X 18'', $100. 863-257-1174 DEER STAGBOOTS / 1 pair 5" in Mens Size 7 1/2 Medium. NEW! Never worn. $27. 863-382-6741 CRAFTSMAN ACBlower / Vac With Bag. Used 2 Times. $67. 863-382-6741 CAR BUFFER3". Like new. $20. Call 863-441-4418 BIFOLD DOORS2, 75" long. 2 Bifold doors 66" long. 3 passage doors 30" wide. $15. the lot. 863-453-3104 AIR COMPRESSORDUAL TANK Also works for Nail Guns, ETC. 863-453-4234 4 FT.CHEST FREEZER $50 863-257-1174 7310Bargain BuysGREAT DEALS!10'X14' storage shed, like new, $1500. 42'' John Deere lawnmower. 5'x9' metal trailer, $1000 both. 863-451-6990. 7300MiscellaneousBEAUTIFUL GENTLYused home theater organ/bench. New price near $60,000, purchased locally from Fletcher Music. Top line model, still one of the best home instruments on the market From estate of home in Highlands Village, proceeds to church ministry. $9800 obo, no trades. Call Pastor Gerald Webber at 863-214-4859 for appointment. 7260MusicalMerchandiseREDECORATING !COMPLETE Living Room Furniture For Sale. Sofa, Recliner, Coffee / End Tables, 2 Wall Unit Book Shelves. Info. & Prices Call 863-381-3549. 7180Furniture 7000 MerchandiseWORKSHOP /STORAGE BLDG. 40 ft. X 45 ft. with Electric / Water & Bathroom. 2818 Richwood Dr. ( off Orange Blossom Blvd.) $300. per Month. 863-385-7488 6550Warehousesfor Rent SEBRING 3/2,2 car garage. Stove, refrigerator, dishwasher, W/D. Lawn maintenance. $875/mo. 1st/last/deposit. No Smokers. Credit/Ref. Checks. 863-443-1503 SEBRING 2/2,1450 sq. ft. New A/C, 1 car over sized garage. 1 yr. Lease, 1st/last. $800/mo. + deposit. Includes lawn care, must have references. Call Tony 863-446-3082 SEBRING 1,2 & 3 BR Homes. $450 to $700 Per Month. First & Last Months Rent, Required. Call 863-655-3504 SEBRING *Woodlawn Elementary* Area 3BR, 1BA, Refurbished, Fenced in yard, New A/C/Heat, New paint. Section 8 approved. $200.00 Walmart Gift Card!! 863-646-2330 6300Unfurnished Houses RELAX ATLake Isis Villas** Luxurious ** 1 BR Apartment. Clean & Quiet Setting.863-453-2669AVON PARKUnfurnished Studio Apartment. $295/mo. + Security. Call 863-452-0101. 6200UnfurnishedApartments SPRING LAKE2BR/2BA/ Central Air/Heat, Washer Dryer Hook Up, Dishwasher, Fridge w/ice maker, Range & Cable incl. in rent. 863-381-8069. AVON PARKBeautiful Lake View. 2BR/1BA. Includes Water & Garbage. Washer & Dryer connection. Safe neighborhood. Dead End St. Pets allowed. No Pitt Bulls. $450 + Deposit. 863-453-4914 or 863-414-2871 6000 Rentals SEBRING *WHISPER LAKE 2BR, 2BA, ON NICE LOT & CANAL. NEW C/H/A UNIT, Florida Room, Carport & 2 Sheds. $13,500. 863-402-1594 PALM HARBORHOMES 55+ Community Special! $5K for your old home! Many models to choose from Call John Lyons 800-622-2832 EXT 210 for details MOBILE HOME12 x 56, 2br./1ba. Furnished. In good cond. W/screen room, carport, covered porch & 8 x 12 shed, in 55+ Park in Sebring. Phone 520-518-1927 LAKE FRONT,Beach Dock, Club House, Shuffle Board, 55+. 2/1, new appliances, laminate floors, sun room. Beautiful. Dinner Lake MHP. $12,500. 813-965-3092 LAKE FRONT,Beach Dock, Club House, Shuffle Board. Dinner Lake MHP, 55+. 2/1, Completely remodeled w/furniture, sun room. Beautiful Lake View. $12,500. Call 813-965-3092 LAKE FRONTBeach Dock, Club House, Shuffle Board. Dinner Lake MHP, 55+. 1/1, new laminate flooring, central air, screened in porch. Sweet. $4,500. 813-965-3092 5050Mobile HomesFor Sale 5000 Mobile HomesSEBRING MUSTSELL! 1 acre Vacant lot in an up & coming area. Could be your vacation dream spot. Call 614-837-2394 4220Lots for Sale 4040Homes For Sale 4000 Real EstateGENTLEMAN /SITTER CAREGIVER looking for position. Experienced with References. 863-658-4837 2300Work Wanted SUNSHINE P A YDA Y LOANS Full time clerk needed Must be organized and Have excellent Customer Service skills Fax resumes to: 386-338-3021 SHOP SUPERVISOR/MECHANIC to work on farm/ ranch equipment, diesel and gasoline engines, fleet maintenance, fabrication and electrical. Computer skills needed. Florida Driver License required. Pay based on experience. Drug-free workplace. Apply in person from 8am-11am & 1pm-4pm Monday thru Friday @ 109 Arron Drive, Lake Placid, FL 863-465-2821 2100Help Wanted SEBRING PRECIOUSAngels is seeking CNA's or Home Maker Companions. Must be able to pass Level 2 Background check. Driver license, Reliable car and Insurance on the car is a must. Call 863-382-2796 or stop in to fill out application. RESTAURANT TAKING APPLICATIONS for Servers, Cooks, Dishwashers & Janitorial. Apply @ Springlake Golf Resort MonSat. 8 5pm. Call 863-655-6215 For Directions Only LOOKING FORLPN P/T for 24 bed ICF in Avon Park. We have a casual work environment with home-like setting. Apply online call 863-452-5141 ask for Angelina or Melissa EXPERIENCED HOUSEKEEPER, Fast Pace Industrial Cleaning. Flexible schedule. Starting at minimum wage. Contact Mary 863-465-2197 EXPERIENCE THEJOYS AND REWARDS Of Being A Comfort Keeper. If you have a passion for improving the quality of life for others while helping people live independently and happily in their own homes, you could be a Comfort Keeper! We are now hiring CNA, HHA and Homemaker Companion Positions in the Highlands County area. We offer flexible full-time or part-time hours. Contact us to learn more about how you can develop a rewarding career enriching the lives of others with Comfort Keepers. Apply online today at: 863-385-9100 2100Help WantedDIRECT SUPPORT PROFESSIONALS P/T, wanted for Avon Park Intermediate Care Facility serving disabled adults. HS diploma or 1 year associated experience, valid FL Drivers License and clean criminal background req. Please complete application at 2000 EmploymentHAVE SCISSORSWILL TRAVEL Will cut Hair in YOUR home. $15. Avon Park. Licensed in 3 states. Call 863-453-8955 1550ProfessionalServicesINVITATION TO BID CITY OF SEBRING SEBRING,FLORIDA The City of Sebring will receive sealed bids in the City Purchasing Department for: ITB #14-020:845 SEBRING PKWY,SEBRING,FL 33870 SEBRING PARKWAY MANHOLE REPLACEMENT,AT THE INTERSECTION OF LONGVIEW ROAD AND SEBRING PARKWAY Specifications & General Terms and Conditions may be obtained from our website by contacting Kirk Zimmerman,CPPB by phone 863-471-5110,Fax 863-471-5168,or email:,at the City purchasing office located at 368 South Commerce Avenue,Sebring,FL 33870.If obtaining documents via the website,it shall be the bidders responsibility to check for amendments/changes made to the document. Bid envelopes must be sealed and marked with the bid number and name as to identify the enclosed bid.Bids must be delivered to the City Of Sebring Purchasing Office Attn:Kirk Zimmerman so as to reach the said office no later than 10:00 AM, Thursday,February 27,2014,of the official time clock in the purchasing office.Proposals received later than the date and time specified will be rejected.The City will not be responsible for the late delivery of any bids that are incorrectly addressed, delivered in person,by mail,of any other type of delivery service. The submitting firm will be required to comply with all applicable laws,regulations,rules and ordinances of local,state and federal authorities having j urisdiction,including,but not limited to:all provisions of the Federal Government Equal Employment Opportunity clauses issued by the Secretary of Labor on May 21,1968 and published in the Federal Register (41 CFR Part 60-1,33 F.2 7804); all provisions of the Public Entity Crimes (Fla.Stat. §287.133,et seq,as amended) and the provisions in Fla.Stat.§287.134,et seq,as amended,regarding discrimination. The Sebring City Council reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids or any parts Thereof; and the award; if an award is made,will be made to the most responsible bidder whose bid and qualifications indicate that the award will be in the best interest of the City of Sebring.The council reserves the right to waive irregularities in the bid. Kirk Zimmerman,CPPB Purchasing Agent Sebring,Florida February 9,16,2014 2100Help WantedIN THECIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 13-802 GCS HIGHLANDS INDEPENDENT BANK, a Florida banking corporation, Plaintiff, HENRY BRIGNONI, SR. and HEATHER DAWN BRIGNONI, Husband and Wife, if living including any unknown spouse of said Defendant, if remarried, and if deceased, the respective unknown heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees, creditors, lienors, and trustees, and all other persons claiming by, through, under or against the named Defendant(s); and UNKNOWN TENANT #1, UNKNOWN TENANT #2, the names being fictitious to account for parties in possession; Defendants. NOTICE OF SUIT-PROPERTY TO: HEATHER DAWN BRIGNONI, if living including any unknown spouse of said Defendant, if remarried, and if deceased, the respective unknown heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees, creditors, lienors, and trustees, and all other persons claiming by, through, under or against the named Defendant(s); 1207 Corvette Ave., Sebring, FL 33872 OR 607 Willow Avenue, Avon Park, FL 33825 YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose mortgage on the following property in Highlands County, Florida: The Property: a/k/a 607 S. Willow Avenue, Avon Park, FL 33825 Lot 8, LESS the North 5 feet of the West 170 feet of said Lot 8, PINEHURST, according to the map or plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 35, Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. Parcel I.D. A-23-33-28-260-0000-0080 has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to John K. McClure, Esquire, JOHN K. MCCLURE, P.A., 211 South Ridgewood Drive, Sebring, FL 33870, the Plaintiffs attorney, and file the original with the Clerk of the above styled court on or before March 4, 2014 otherwise a default may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. WITNESS my hand and seal of said Court on the 4th day of February, 2014. ROBERT W. GERMAINE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: /s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Clerk In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration at Highlands County Courthouse, 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870; telephone (863) 402-6591, not later than seven (7) days prior to the proceeding. If hearing impaired, (TDD) 1-800-955-8771, or Voice (V) 1-800-955-8770, via Florida Relay Service. 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B14 | NEWS-SUN | Sunday, February 9, 2014 BY BARRY FOSTERSpecial to the News-SunSEBRING More than a dozen professional fence company representatives from around the Unit ed States have gathered in Sebring for a seminar, and the City on the Circle will be the winner. The idea is to bring together fence contractors and installers for the integrity of the industry. Installers are here to learn about different kinds of fencing from security to decorative that is available from numerous companies. They then learn how to install it correctly with hands-on projects. This year the work will be done at Sebring Muncipal Golf Course and the Max Long Sports Complex. More than 1,100 feet of barrier including tensile fencing, wrought iron, wood, vinyl and metal fencing will be installed as well as a 12-foot swing gate with operator. This actually is our third year, explained Se bring City Administrator Scott Noethlich. They rst approached us with the idea, then it took them about a year to get up to speed with donations and participants. Last year was the rst year they installed fencing. Last year, work also was done at the Max Long Complex. Mark Prost, NAFCA spokesman, said there will be about two dozen men and women involved in this years project. It began Thursday and will wind up Sunday. We have companies from all over America that come here for this, Prost said. Skill levels range from amateurs to experi enced professionals students to foremen. With instructors who have as much as a quar ter-century experience, the class is based on doing work in the eld and gives administrators an idea of what it takes to get fencing put on site once it leaves the showroom. Not only do we get the latest products, we also show them the latest techniques, he said. All of the product is donated. They bring it in from all over the U.S. Some of it made it through a couple snow storms. Last year the group in stalled about $30,000 worth of fencing at the golf course. The project is designed by Prost, along with city staff. Prost then sets about to nd the right kinds of fence and the needed lengths for each of the jobs. Fence companies re portedly now are monitoring their products to see how they are espe cially under Floridas brutal summer sun. Noethlich said the projects generally involve work the city would have liked to have seen done, but fell outside municipal budget constraints. For instance, they are going to be doing some work that will shield the maintenance barn and theres another stretch of fence along Golfview Drive that is more attrac tive than the chain link that was there, he said.Sebring to get free fencing at golf course, Max Long Courtesy photo/ Kathy Johnson left, president of the Historical Society of Avon Park, and Terry Ralston, local artist, stand with the new sign at the front entrance to the Depot Museum. Ralston, owner of Terry Ralston Signs, designed and painted the sign and donated it to the museum.AP DEPOT MUSEUM GETS NEW SIGN M C Y K